Serrano’s Debuts 6 New Specials for October

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Serrano’s Debuts 6 New Specials for October
Chef Lorraine Serrano Introduces New Flavors to Spice Up Traditional Favorites


CHANDLER, Ariz. (Sept. 15, 2020) – Beginning in October, all five Serrano’s Mexican Restaurant locations will be testing new cuisine that adds a twist to Serrano’s traditional favorites. The items will be priced as specials and patrons will be asked to provide their feedback.


Serrano’s restaurants recently celebrated 40 years in business, and many of the menu items have remained the same over the decades. Over the past few months, we have been making simple changes to our menu items to improve the overall food quality. For example, we’ve replaced iceberg lettuce with romaine, and Serrano’s sauce recipes have been updated to include the broth from our slow-braised meats.


“We feel it’s important to try new things with the goal of improving our customers’ overall experience and potentially attracting new customers or having others give us a second chance,” said Ric Serrano, president and CEO of Serrano’s Mexican Restaurants. “With that in mind, our Executive Chef Lorraine Serrano has put a spin on some of our traditional favorites that we hope will be a big hit this fall.”


October Specials


Drink of the Month: Spiced Brandy Cider: Brandy and apple cider garnished with an orange slice and a sprinkle of cinnamon. $6.99


Appetizer of the Month: Shrimp Ceviche Tostaditos: Citrus shrimp ceviche topped with mango salsa, pickled red onions and queso fresco. Served with 3 mini tostadas. $9.99

Salad of the Month: Pollo Serrano and Grilled Vegetable Salad: Romaine lettuce, grilled zucchini, squash, red onion and queso fresco. Topped with cilantro, lime-marinated chicken, pico de gallo and house avocado vinaigrette. $14.99

Entrée of the Month: Barbacoa Bowl: Our specialty slow-cooked barbacoa beef topped with corn, queso fresco and cilantro. Served with a bed of Spanish rice, black beans and house-made flour tortillas. Garnished with lime. $12.99

Side of the Month: Mexican Street Corn Lollipop: Traditional elote with grated cotija cheese, Tajin and lime. $3.99

Dessert of the Month: Is it Fall Yet? (Dessert to share): Caramel apple flan with buñuelos covered in cinnamon sugar, paired with two dessert chimis and whipped cream. $7.99

Leading up to the October specials, patrons can get some Serrano’s classics at special prices each week this month as well!


Sept. 14-19: Mexican Flag Enchiladas: In celebration of Mexican Independence Day, enjoy two shredded pork enchiladas served with our trio of sauces: red chile sauce, fundido sauce and green chile sauce with Spanish rice and refried beans. $12.99


Mangonada Margarita: Mixed frozen margarita with mango puree and Mexican spices. $6.99 (available at all restaurants except Tempe location)

Sept. 21-26: Pork Quesadilla Stack: Shredded pork slow braised in our tomatillo salsa layered with queso fresco and refried beans in your choice of flour or corn tortillas . Served with two sides of your choice. $9.99

Sept. 28-Oct. 3: Pollito Fundido: A smaller version of our Pollo Fundido classic, a homemade deep fried burrito filled with chicken breast sauteed with chiles, onions and spices. Topped with our homemade fundido sauce and cheese. Garnished with cilantro and lime. $10.99

Additionally, Serrano’s is continuing to offer six popular to-go family packs available via curbside pickup or delivery. Serrano’s also added the option to purchase $5 to-go margaritas and $4 draft or bottled beer via curbside pickup (limit 2 per person, must show ID; not available for delivery) and will continue that for as long as it’s permitted by the State of Arizona.


About Serrano’s Mexican Restaurants


Launched in 1979 by Ernie and Eva Serrano, Serrano’s Mexican Restaurants offer fresh, delicious Sonoran-style Mexican food with recipes passed down through generations. The Serranos are proud to be the oldest, continuously owned and operated family business in Chandler, Ariz., recently celebrating 100 years of business. Today, seven of Ernie and Eva’s children own and operate Serrano’s Mexican Restaurants. From cooking to catering and payroll to operations, it is truly a family affair. For more information, visit Locations include: 


  • 141 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler, AZ 85225   480-899-3318
  • 6440 S. Rural Road, Tempe, AZ 85283   480-345-0044  (Dining room remains closed; takeout only)
  • 1964 E. McKellips Road, Mesa, AZ 85203   480-649-3503
  • 1021 S. Power Road, Mesa, AZ 85206   480-854-7455
  • 22703 S. Ellsworth Road, Queen Creek, AZ 85242    480-987-0192  


Media Contact:         Stephanie Jarnagan, 480.201.7572, [email protected]            




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