Tacos Coahuila and owner Arturo Contreras celebrated the restaurant's one-year anniversary on Sunday, July 11 with food, games and fun before hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Panola County Chamber of Commerce.

The Mexican restaurant is open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday. They serve authentic Mexican food, including tacos, quesadilla and corn on the cob.

"Thank you everybody for your continued support," Manager Brenda De La Paz said. "We really do appreciate it. This has been one of my dad's dreams since eight years ago, so he wants to thank each and every one of you who have come out and supported our small business and kept us here for a whole year. We hope y'all continue to support us, continue to come in and eat. Y'all are like our family now."

The restaurant is named for the Mexican state that Contreras is originally from.

They are located at 4454 Texas 149 in Beckville and can be reached by phone at (903) 240-6836.



Meredith Shamburger serves as the regional editor for Carthage and Kilgore. She has previously worked at the Longview News-Journal, the Marshall News Messenger and The Dallas Morning News. Meredith graduated from Southern Methodist University in 2011.