El Norteno II has been in business since January 2011. Over the course of that time, they have established themselves as one of the premier Mexican home-style restaurants in Wichita Falls. Some say the weekend menudo is even better than the original El Norteno’s but that doesn’t come during family gatherings. In truth, the whole El Norteno restaurant chain has grown from the original stand-alone to three restaurants and one food truck in the last five years. Ricardo attributes it to good recipes and great relationships. While eating at any of their family restaurants you can’t help but notice the smiles and attitudes of the family-owned staff as the guest interaction takes place for those who come through the door. This last year El Norteno II was forced to expand its operations into the next building space. “We were going on long waits on the weekend mornings, it was like watching unhappy faces wait too long or walk out the door. It was obviously the next logical step to the challenge we were facing.” Every time you walk into El Norteno II you can’t help but feel at home as you look around at the décor, the smells that fill your nose and mouth with anticipation, waiting for a good old fashion Mexican home-style cooked meal.