Happy hour at Tres Potrillos from 4 to 7 pm on April 21

Happy hour being offered and specially created for our group by Arturo the owner of Tres Potrillos.  

He will be running great specials on domestic and Mexican beer,  wine and of course Margaritas.

In addition he is creating a happy hour appetizer menu and will have dinner specials to offer as well.

The feedback in the community about the food here has been awesome and I tried it and love it.  It is in the old Charleys Crab in Beachwood.  See you there.

Tres Potrillos' sizzling Fajitas Supreme includes shrimp, chicken and steak, as well as a heap of veggies. (Laura Johnston, Northeast Ohio Media Group)

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Laura Johnston, Northeast Ohio Media Group


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on February 09, 2014 at 12:00 PM, updated February 10, 2014 at 11:19 AM

BEACHWOOD, Ohio -- Is it the chips and gooey cheese? Or the lavishly salted margarita?

I can't pick my favorite part of a Mexican meal, the thought of which sends a whiff of summer through my snow-exhausted brain. Happily, Tres Potrillos delivers on both desires.

Moments after my mom, my kids and I were seated on a recent Sunday evening, our server whisked out a basket of warm chips, guaranteed to keep kids contentedly munching.

Soon after, he delivered icy margaritas, certain to keep the adults sane relaxed, no matter how much food was spilled on the pristine floor.

The décor of the just-opened Tres Potrillos -- tucked into the old Charley's Crab, next to the BP station at Richmond Road and Chagrin Boulevard – is a tad intimidating, with brickwork, heavy wood beams and a horse motif featured in the intricate chair backs and booths. And the servers are more formal than you'd expect, with guys in black button-downs and red ties.

But the place is fine for kids.

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Tres Potrillos in Beachwood is more formal than you'd expect for a Mexican restaurant, but it welcomes families. Laura Johnston, Northeast Ohio Media Group


Tres Potrillos

• Address: 25765 Chagrin Blvd., Beachwood

• Hours: Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.

• Food: Mexican, with 120 options, from burritos to quesadillas

• Kids menu? Yes

• High chairs? Yes

• Baby change pad: No

• Parking: Free lot in front

And it's not just the chips. Or the fact that our orders came super-fast. (Although as any parent knows, feeding kids immediately upon being seated can seriously head off meltdowns.)

My 3-year-old son loved his cheese quesadilla ($3.99), chosen from a coloring-paper menu that includes kid-friendly dishes, such as chicken nuggets and pizza. (Milk is an extra $2.49.)

My mom and I paged through the giant menu. She chose a long-time favorite, Chimichangas Supreme ($9.99), delicious and smothered in melted cheese, served with refried beans and Spanish rice.

I, meanwhile, couldn't resist the Fajitas Supreme ($14.99), a sizzling pile of steak, chicken and shrimp, with slices of squash and zucchini. I needed six tortillas to eat it all, aside from the pieces I cut up for my 11-month-old daughter. (Yes, I took half home.)

One downside of Tres Potrillos is the lack of a view. Unlike the Montrose location of the local chain, there's no patio, either.

But inside, the place is a family treat, a welcome respite from Cleveland winter.


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  • Mark

    Friggin AWESOME!!!!

    April 27, 2014

  • Greg

    What a great time I had at this event.Alot of fun ,friendly people here.

    April 26, 2014

  • Kathy M

    thank you so much!!

    April 23, 2014

  • Kathy M

    Thank you sp

    April 23, 2014

  • Carole

    First time with this group.. I had a lot fun. I will be back:-)

    2 · April 22, 2014

    • Lori

      So happy you came!

      April 22, 2014

    • Carole

      Me too:-):-)

      1 · April 22, 2014

  • Tom L

    Thanks for all your fine efforts and for being such a trooper Cheri! :-)

    2 · April 22, 2014

  • Lori

    Had such a great time with old friends and meeting new ones! Looking forward to next the next one. Great job Cheri thanks!!

    3 · April 22, 2014

  • Mark M

    Can't wait for the next one!

    1 · April 22, 2014

  • Evelyn K.

    Excellent

    3 · April 22, 2014

  • Dawn

    It seemed good while I was there, maybe soon I can stay longer!

    1 · April 21, 2014

  • Renee W.

    Thank you for a fun night

    2 · April 21, 2014

  • Sheree

    Sorry, I can't make it.

    April 21, 2014

  • Laurie

    Client Appt is running longer than expected. Won't be able to make it, so sorry.

    April 21, 2014

  • Steve

    Sorry got trapped a client meeting and won't be able to make it

    April 21, 2014

  • Ferial D.

    For some reason wouldn't let change my R.S.V.P stuck at work going to have to work til 9 next time for sure

    April 21, 2014

  • Trudi

    Thanks so much for keeping us posted, Cheri!!

    1 · April 21, 2014

  • Neil A.

    I believe that's a Charter One next door

    2 · April 21, 2014

  • Cheri

    ok final on parking. 100 spaces at Tres Potrillos. Hunington agreed to let us use lot so right next door! that should do it!

    2 · April 21, 2014

    • Lori

      Thank you so much for the update and hard work on this Cheri! It is greatly appreciated!

      1 · April 21, 2014

  • Cheri

    Tres Portillos is located behind the BP off Directly off Chagrin in the old Charlies Crab building. FOR PARKING:
    1. if Tres portillos lot is full we will be using lot behind the building where Valentis is. It is my understanding you can walk directly to back of building to Tres Portillos or just around the corner. Tres Portillos has spaces in front and back as well. They will fill quickly so these are the alternatives. It is a gorgeous day so if you do not mind a short walk, we will need to use some of those spaces too.

    The owner is checking to see if we can use spaces at Hunington. I will be back at you later with this.

    1 · April 21, 2014

  • Lori

    Looking forward to seeing everyone again and meeting more great people.

    3 · April 21, 2014

  • Marie C.

    I have to cancel my daughter is returning to town her flight plans were changed I hope someone can get my spot

    April 20, 2014

  • Holly

    Depends on work.

    April 20, 2014

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