Belfast Telegraph

Mexican wave serves up 15 jobs at east Belfast restaurant

Northern Ireland's growing taste for Mexican food is being answered in east Belfast with the arrival of a new restaurant and 15 jobs.

Patricia Carson is the entrepreneur behind Acapulco in Ballyhackamore which has been funded by First Trust Bank's Business Support Fund.

She had already developed the concept with her first restaurant in Dublin, opened in 1999 after returning from a period living in Boston, and has been trading at the new site for a couple of months.

"I was looking for the right opportunity and a great location for us to bring the authentic Mexican experience of Acapulco to Belfast," Patricia said. "From the day I saw the 'To Let' sign in the bustling Ballyhackamore area, a few months later we were open."

Marc Ashby, of First Trust Bank, said: "Patricia is so passionate about her restaurant and brought with her a lot of proven experience. Once we looked at her business plans we were keen to support her expansion into a location we are very familiar with."

Belfast Telegraph