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The owners of a popular Mexican restaurant in Des Moines are opening a new concept in Pella.

Cantarito's Grill & Cantina will be located at 1205 Washington St. in Pella, about one hour east of Des Moines.

The restaurant will serve Mexican specialties for lunch and dinner and a wide variety of margarita cocktails.

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"Thanks to all of our customers for your continued support," El Fogon said in a June 26 Facebook post. "We are extremely happy to announce the opening of our second location."

Cantarito's is slated to open in late-July and has been posting sample pictures of margaritas and Mexican dishes on its new Facebook page.

El Fogon opened two years ago at 1250 8th St. in West Des Moines.

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