Tijuana Flats closes four Jacksonville restaurants

The national Tex-Mex chain has 119 locations, with seven remaining open in Northeast Florida.

  • By Dan Macdonald
  • | 12:14 p.m. February 20, 2024
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Tijuana Flats was founded in in Winter Park in 1995.
Tijuana Flats was founded in in Winter Park in 1995.
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Tijuana Flats has closed four Jacksonville restaurants.

The locations are 5635 San Jose Blvd. in Lakewood; 13820 Old St. Augustine Road in Bartram Park; 11700 San Jose Blvd., Unit 24, in Mandarin; and 5907 Roosevelt Blvd. in Ortega Village, The Florida Times-Union reported Feb. 19.

All of the locations were corporately owned, according to state records.

The national chain has 119 locations in Florida, Indiana, Virginia, North Carolina and Alabama, according to a news release. The company started in Winter Park in 1995.

According to the Tijuana Flats website, the seven remaining Northeast Florida locations are North Jacksonville, Riverside, Fleming Island, Beach and Hodges boulevards, Baymeadows, Nocatee and St. Augustine.

The chain is opening new restaurants. On Feb.19, it opened at 5890 Florida 100 in Palm Coast.

Tijuana Flats serves a Tex-Mex menu of nachos, burritos, chimichangas, tacos and quesadillas. The restaurant features sauces ranging from mild to very hot.

The food category has been volatile in recent weeks.

In the past three months, Burrito Gallery closed its Jacksonville Beach and Downtown locations.

 Cinco de Mayo opened in the former Olio space at 301 W. Bay St.

It is Cinco de Mayo’s return Downtown. It had a location in the former Jacksonville Landing.

Requests to Tijuana Flats leadership for comment were not returned.



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