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By Jesse Murphy

Sancho's to open Gunbarrel location


January 14, 2017

Sancho’s Authentic Mexican Restaurant will be opening a second location at 6545 Gunpark Drive in Gunbarrel next month.

Owner Shawn Camden and his staff have had to do extensive work to the building and are waiting on approval to begin operating.

“It’s pretty stressful to be honest,” Camden said. “There are a lot of challenges. We had to do a major renovation here.”

Some of the work included installing a hood and other equipment in the kitchen, but Camden says it has been worth it.

“We’re super excited,” he said. “The community has been very supportive and excited for us too. People are dying for us to open. We get phone calls every day.”

Sancho’s in Gunbarrel will be open for breakfast and lunch on Monday through Saturday, with eventual serving during the evenings and adding Sunday.

“I think that the challenge in Gunbarrel is okay because there aren’t a lot of options,” Camden said. “There are other places, but nothing like our style of Mexican food.”

Their cuisine has a variety of inspirations, but Camden said the menu mainly comes from the people he has hired for the kitchen over the last six years.

“They really brought forward great recipes,” he said. “We’ve been able to hire some amazing cooks that are experienced in cooking traditional Mexican food.”

He said that most of the influence comes from the state of Zacatecas in Mexico.

“Our food is typical that you’d find all over Mexico,” Camden said. “But some of it is more regional, like Zacatecas. Most of the Hispanics that live in the Boulder area are from that region.”

“We have the food that you’d find in a hole-in-the-wall restaurant but we go above and beyond that. But really the inspiration comes from all over.”

The reason for the new location is because their current spot could be looking at a major overhaul soon.

“We didn’t want to end up being out of business,” Camden said. “We thought Gunbarrel would be a great spot for us. It’d be hard to keep our prices if we stayed in Boulder.”

He added that he would like to keep both of the locations open, but still isn’t sure if the Boulder restaurant can stay operating during the renovations.

“We hope we will be able to keep the Boulder location,” Camden said. “I think we have a big enough following for two locations, but it’s still up in the air at this point.”

Either way, Camden said that people will recognize their menu and food at the new location.

“A lot people are familiar with us out here because of our food cart,” he said. “People already know us out there. As soon as we open it’ll be crazy.

“People are anxious and excited. We are too, we’re doing everything we can to get open as soon as possible.”


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