Authentic Mexican restaurant Las Alteñitas opens near Sheppard

Las Alteñitas Mexican Restaurant has opened its doors to enjoy authentic dishes from south of the Wichita Falls border.

You’ll find favorites like tacos, enchiladas, fajitas, and flautas, all served with true Mexican flair. You can also enjoy huaraches, oxtail, fruity aguas frescas drinks and more.

The food is primarily prepared by Maria Casillas, the owner of the restaurant at 3004 Lane 325 near Sheppard Air Force Base. Las Alteñitas is open every day except Wednesday from 8am to 4pm.

Some of the dishes will be deliciously familiar to those who have frequented another Casillas establishment, Taqueria Los Cuates Food Truck, which is open daily except Tuesdays at 1105 Broad Street.

“Ever since we moved here, everyone would say you should open a restaurant,” said Irene Casillas, Maria’s daughter, who works at Carneceria Los Cuates, the meat market where the food truck is parked.

A plate of huaraches from Las Alteñitas Mexican restaurant consists of a thick tortilla dipped in enchilada sauce, deep fried, and topped with beef, lettuce, tomato, and cheese.  The new restaurant is located at 3004 lane 325.

The Casillas family moved from Fort Worth to Wichita Falls.

Las Alteñitas manager Barbara Casillas said her mother Maria’s dream had always been to have a restaurant.

One day Maria saw the rental sign in front of a former Korean barbecue restaurant.

“We used to come here to eat, and my mom used to say, ‘If only they could give me this seat,'” Barbara said, pointing to a seat in an adjoining room of the restaurant.

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