Mexican restaurant to move into Rooster’s site

By on March 20, 2021

A family-owned restaurant, Tr3s Tequilas Restaurante Mexicano, is expected to open its doors this summer in the former Rooster’s Southern Kitchen location on U.S. 158 at milepost 8.5 in Kill Devil Hills.

Owners Jose Trochez, Carlos Fernandez and Jesus Angel are leasing the site and plan to renovate it this spring for the summer opening according to Trochez’s daughter, Ashley Trochez. The owners, she said, plan to offer an authentic, elegant Mexican atmosphere and menu.

The three owners come with decades of experience in the restaurant business, Trochez said. Carlos Fernandez of La Fogata in Kitty Hawk and Jesus Angel is owner of El Parian in Elizabeth City.

Rooster’s Southern Kitchen closed for the season at the end of November and shortly after, a sign indicating it was for lease or for sale appeared on the marquee. Last spring, during the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic, Rooster’s offered free weekly Community Suppers for Dare County residents in need.

Before Roosters, the site was home to a Western Sizzlin Restaurant.

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  • Kevin Hay

    Roosters was very generous last spring, they fed hundreds of out-of-work people. Cars lined up every Thursday for several months. I hope it was not their generosity that caused them to go under….They had a good menu and bar and the parking lot was always full.

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