This full service casual-dining chain serves modern Mexican cuisine in a festive and colorful setting. The restaurants are outfitted with handmade mosaics and panels and showcase an imposing orange and red terrazzo staircase as well as a 30-foot water wall made of blue glass tiles. Each location measures from 6,000 to 8,000 square feet and seats 175 to 200 patrons. Menu highlights include chicken tortilla pie, duck with blackberry sauce and shrimp brochette. An extensive range of alcoholic beverages, including signature margaritas, sangria and tequila are available to complement the food. The East Coast-based chain has expanded to the West Coast by opening a unit in Los Angeles last August.  

LocationNew York, N.Y.
2009 Systemwide Sales$25,900,000*
% Change in Sales12.7%
2009 U.S. Units9
% Change in Units12.5%
2009 Average Unit Volume$3,100,000*
% Change in AUV-1.6%
Future 50 Year2010