Tony’s Cantina Mexican Grill confirmed its Jacksonville plans Nov. 10 in a Facebook post that it is “expanding its horizons to Jacksonville, Florida.”
“Get ready to embark on a culinary journey filled with mouthwatering Mexican flavors,” it says.
“Stay tuned for the grand opening of our new location,” it says on the Tony’s Cantina Mexican Grill page.
The city issued a permit Nov. 7 for landlord Sleiman Enterprises to prepare space for build-out in Crown Point Plaza for Tony’s Cantina.
The Rock Hill, South Carolina, restaurant is the tenant for the 5,235-square-foot space at 10131 San Jose Blvd., No. 12, according to the permit and a Sleiman Enterprises site plan.
Target Contractors Inc. was permitted for work toward a future bar area. The project cost is $39,263.
Crown Point Plaza is at San Jose Boulevard and Crown Point Road in Mandarin.
Tony’s Cantina Jacksonville LLC registered its name with the state May 2, led by Ely Villanueva Diaz, Antonio Ramirez Herrera and Victor Ramirez Herrera, all of Fort Mill, South Carolina, and Antonio Ayala of North Charleston, South Carolina.
The filing describes it as a full-service Mexican restaurant.
A certificate of use application to the city shows Tony’s Cantina will have at least 80 seats.