‘Plaza’ owner opens new restaurant

Published 9:15 pm Thursday, June 1, 2017

By Stephen Faleski

Special to the News-Herald

Costa Del Sol, a Mexican restaurant, opened in Windsor recently in a shopping center near the Food Lion located off Route 460.

Owner Manuel Vasquez with his wife, Marta Ortega.

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Owner Manuel Vasquez, who also owns the Plaza Azteca restaurant in downtown Suffolk, said he decided to open Costa Del Sol after receiving numerous requests from his customers at Plaza Azteca for Mexican food closer to Windsor.

“The customers ask me every time for Mexican food in this area,” he said. “Business has been excellent. We are happy to be here.”

So far, Vasquez has hired seven employees and hopes to hire more. He divides his time between Costa Del Sol and Plaza Azteca, with 25 percent of his time at Costa Del Sol. But he said he hopes eventually to be able to spend 100 percent of his time at Costa Del Sol.

Vasquez, originally from New York, has had many years of experience running Mexican restaurants. He relocated to Virginia more than two decades ago to help his parents open a Mexican restaurant in Norfolk called La Herradura, which now operates in both Norfolk and Virginia Beach.

From there, he went to Plaza Azteca, where he has worked for the past 20 years.