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Juan Valencia the owner of the El Tapatio restaurant in Willmar talks about the changes which had been made during the recent remodeling which was done at the business. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

El Tapatio gets a facelift


WILLMAR -- Each piece of furniture in the remodeled El Tapatio restaurant in Willmar is a vibrant piece of folk art hand crafted in Mexico.

After six years at the location on South First Street, co-owner Juan Valencia decided it was time to fix up the place.

Valencia and his family closed the restaurant for a month to finish a major remodeling project. "We decided, let's do something really nice for the people," he said.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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