It's always a bummer when a restaurant closes. However, the silver lining is when a new restaurant opens up in its place.

After seven years, the closed Chinatown restaurant on 28th Street is getting new life!

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New Peruvian and Mexican Restaurant Opens on 28th Street in Grand Rapids

Upscale restaurant, Rio Peruvian and Mexican Cuisine, is open at 69 28th St. SW as of August 17, 2023.

Rio, Facebook
Rio, Facebook

Crain's Grand Rapids reports that Andy Rosario, who also owns Maya Mexican Grill and Bar on 28th St., bought the building a year and a half ago for $375,000.

Since then he has been transforming it into the new restaurant. Rio seats 279 people. Here's a look inside:

Rio, Facebook
Rio, Facebook

Rosario tells Crain's,

We need something new in the community. I feel like everybody wanted to open a Mexican restaurant, but there’s more to offer than Mexican food. I feel like Peruvian food can be more creative.

Food at Rio Peruvian and Mexican Cuisine

Rio's menu features authentic food with both Mexican and Peruvian Flavors.

Options include ceviche and other seafood and meat dishes with Peruvian flavors.

Here's a look at some of the tasty dishes you can get at Rio.

Rio, Facebook
Rio, Facebook

Rio's menu also includes traditional Mexican dishes like Fajitas and Tacos.

You'll also find an assortment of alcoholic beverages.

Take a peak in the new restaurant below!


Follow Rio Peruvian and Mexican Cuisine on Facebook for updates!

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