Exterior views of the Ixtapa Mexican Restaurant & Cantina soon to open at the Four Corners in Groton.  SUN /Rick SobeySun staff photos can be ordered by
Exterior views of the Ixtapa Mexican Restaurant & Cantina soon to open at the Four Corners in Groton. SUN /Rick Sobey

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GROTON -- If you've grown accustomed to heading to Oliver's Grille & Pub at the Four Corners, you'll find a different genre of food the next time you stop by. Burritos, enchiladas, chimichangas, quesadillas and margaritas will soon be served at 765 Boston Road.

Ixtapa Mexican Restaurant & Cantina will open its doors in about two weeks after the restaurant's debut was pushed back from early March, according to its manager, Eric Brambila. This will be the fourth Ixtapa location in Massachusetts, with other locations in Lunenburg, Lexington and Woburn.

"This is very exciting for us," said Brambila, 27. "We're looking forward to opening in a couple weeks. We had some delays with the liquor license, but we got everything all set. So we're just finishing setting up and getting ready to open and take care of the town."

The menu includes footlong burritos, chimichangas, fajitas, different varieties of enchiladas and tacos, in addition to several kinds of margaritas with Patron and top-shelf tequila, Brambila said.

"We're going to take care of the town and make everyone happy," he said. "This will be the place to be. And it will also be great for families because we'll have a great kids menu."

The Ixtapa restaurant chain is a family business, Brambila said; other restaurant managers are his cousins. The family comes from southern Mexico, so the menu has "authentic food from there," he said.

"I was working in Charlotte, N.C. and came up here to keep growing the family business," Brambila said. "We've been doing really great as a business up here for 10 years, so I wanted to help it grow. I've never been a restaurant manager, but I'm really excited."

Entrée items range from $8.95 to $15, with an average price coming in at $10.45, he said.

Beer will cost about $3.50, and margaritas will be around $7.45, according to Brambila.

The kids' menu will have tacos, enchiladas and other items for $3.45.

After renovations to the former Oliver's, the Mexican restaurant now has a capacity for 92 people in the dining room and 20 to 30 more in the bar/lounge area.

Even though it's not the largest restaurant, Brambila hopes there will be some form of entertainment, such as a three-person mariachi band on the weekends.

Hours of operation will be 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The bar/lounge will be open until 1 a.m.