New restaurant brings a taste of Mexico to Bury St Edmunds

The Amigos team with company director Karl Hollingsworth pictured centre
The Amigos team with company director Karl Hollingsworth pictured centre
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Fresh food, flavour and fun await visitors to a new Mexican restaurant in Bury St Edmunds.

Amigos, in Brentgovel Street, only began trading last month but is already proving popular for its freshly prepared dishes, inspired by authentic Mexican recipes.

Tacos, burritos, enchiladas, quesadillas and fajitas all feature on the menu, with Mexican ales, tequilas ranging from Kah to Don Julio and Mexican soft drinks like Jarritos also available.

From next month barbecue ribs, brisket and pulled pork will also be on the menu following the arrival of an American smoker oven.

Company director Karl Hollingsworth said he fell in love with Mexican food when he worked as a chef at Fresca, a former Mexican restaurant in Churchgate Street, Bury.

“That’s where I fell in love with Mexican food – it was all just so fresh and tasty and fun,” he said.

The 32-year-old, who trained as a chef at West Suffolk College, has a small but trusted team of employees.

Among them is his old Fresca boss, Anne-Marie Olmstead, whose husband, Gary, also occasionally stops by to check on Karl’s sauces.

Originally from California, Gary has lived in Mexico and is credited with inspiring and teaching Karl much of what he knows about Mexican cuisine.

Amigos uses locally sourced ingredients were possible, including meat from St Edmunds Butchers and vegetables from Far Away Foods, and is proud to make everything from scratch, even its cocktail mixes.

“We really just want to aim to please everyone with good food and good service,” said Karl.

Amigos opens from noon to 9pm Monday to Saturday and from noon to 6pm on Sundays.

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