Mexican cusine returned to Providence last week when Conquistadores opened for business in the former La Casa building on Westerfield Drive.

The business is owned by Apolinar Mendez, co-owner of Los Agave's Mexican Restaurant, a successful chain with locations in Eddyville and Princeton.

Conquistadores is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. Those hours may be adjusted later, depending on demand.

Daily lunch specials are available from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. and include the Express Lunch for just $3.25.

Providence's newest Mexican restaurant replaces La Casa, which closed unexpectidly in mid-September.

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