Avocado's closes its doors
After about eight months of cooking in Rochester, Avocado's Mexican & American Grill has closed its doors at 1647 S. Broadway.
Despite still having "Now Open" banners up from its August launch, a handwritten sign on notepaper hangs in the door this week stating "Avocado's is Out of Business. Sorry for the Inconvenience."
Nazario and Michelle Porras, who own and run Mango's Mexican & American Grill in Winona, owned the restaurant.
They decided to call this location Avocado's instead of Mango's to avoid confusion with Johnny Mango's Catering.
The Porrases had looked for a location in Rochester for some time and were excited when the building on South Broadway became available.
Before opening Mango's in Winona, Nazario Porras managed the 19th Street location of Dos Amigos in Rochester. The popularity of their Winona restaurant with Rochester diners was the main reason they decided to open a restaurant here.
That building last housed the Mysore Cafe Indian restaurant, which was a revamp of the India Curry House. It was a Cambodian restaurant called Phnom Pehn from 2004 to 2007. The building was a Perkins restaurant prior to becoming Phnom Pehn.