All in the family: Las Margaritas Bar y Grill brings a fresh approach to ‘ritas and Hispanic cuisine
WILMINGTON — Ben Avalos grew up in an environment where serving the masses Mexican food was the family trade. It only makes sense he continues the tradition by opening his first full-service restaurant, Las Margaritas Bar y Grill, on New Centre Drive
Alabos was introduced to restaurant life in the mid-’90s when his father ran El Vaquero on Market Street — where Bill’s Brewing Company now resides. He eventually expanded the El Vaquero brand into Elizabethtown.
600 miles away, Avalos’ uncle operated Las Margaritas in Columbus, Ohio.
When Avalos was almost 17, his father died, and though his mother and other family members stayed in Wilmington, Avalos wanted to pursue a career in soccer. So he moved