The Mexican restaurant Rancho Viejo has been planning to open an eatery in downtown Roanoke since July, but the project was delayed for several months.
However, Rose Halliday, the executive secretary for the company that owns the restaurant assured me that the opening date was coming very soon. She predicted it will open around the first of the year. Lots of people have seen workers renovating the property downtown and have been wondering what was going on.
She said workers have been cleaning up and painting its newest space in the city market. It’s located where Horizon Bar and Grill closed last year. They have been waiting for health department approval and the restaurant’s ABC license to go through, she said.
Rancho Viejo has restaurants in Roanoke County on Electric Road near Tanglewood Mall, Vinton, Daleville, Salem, and Moneta. The restaurant company also owns several Rancho Viejo restaurants elsewhere in Virginia.