South side gem, El Viejito Mexican Restaurant, closes after 6 years

Bad news in the locally owned restaurant scene. El Viejito Mexican Restaurant at 4722 S. Broadway has closed down.

The restaurant located in south Wichita was definitely one of the better Mexican options in town. Their last day of business was Sunday, May 19.

For those who have followed this restaurant over the years, El Viejito originally opened at 5518 W Central Ave in 2018. A space that would later be taken over by San Salvador Cafe before closing down.

In 2019, El Viejito moved to south Broadway. It was a larger space that gave them the ability to expand their menu and host large gatherings. On a side note, I always felt the space was way too big. But making it six years in the business is something to hang your hat on.

With the closing, I’m told the owner would like to reopen in a smaller space in the future. Only time will tell….

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