Proprietors Clark and Samantha, from Canada, have a dream and it is becoming a reality with Frenchy’s Restaurant and Bar. Easy to find, it is located on the corner as you travel from Calle 13 to Sandy Beach and back via the Playa Bonita route. Some will know the location well, as not long ago, it was El Greco Gyros. The building has been completely expanded and remodeled and will open today, March 1, 2015.
The restaurant is clean, modern, and looks very inviting. One wall is lined with a full bar and the kitchen is brand new and complete. Clark says that the plan was to offer something different. “As you already know, there is enough Mexican food here to go around so we are staying away from it”, says Clark.
“We will have all sorts of exciting specials from pastas to steaks to prawn nights” (I think that’s Canadian for shrimp, but don’t hold me to it). “Yes, we are having poutine, and for those who don’t know, it is fries covered with cheese smothered in hot gravy. It is kind of a staple for us in Canada. Also, Mac and Cheese balls, and deep fried mozzarella stuffed meat balls (aka mozzarella grenades), and all the meals are from Samantha’s recipes”.
Clark tells me that hours will start out being Monday 8:00 a.m. til 9:00 p.m., closed Wednesday and Thursday, and then Friday through Sunday open until 3:00 a.m. He was quick to admit that those hours are just off the top of his head and they will change as needed. When asked about the name, he says that it was from the French Bulldogs that they used to breed – not because they are French Canadians.
I don’t know about you, but it sounds good to me. I love Mexican food but I also love variety. I’ll definitely be giving it a try.