Minneapolis restaurateur Hector Ruiz plans first suburban location in Minnetonka
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Minneapolis restaurateur Hector Ruiz is partnering with an investor to open his first store in the suburbs.
A second location of El Travieso Taqueria is slated to take a 1,200-square-foot storefront inside Minnetonka’s Minnehaven Square building, located at the intersection of Minnetonka Boulevard and County Road 101. It could be a first step toward a larger suburban expansion for Ruiz.
That expansion is being aided by Chase Lindsay, a TCF Financial Corp. vice president and real estate and business investor who first met Ruiz several years ago. Lindsay is taking an ownership stake in El Travieso and providing marketing support for the growing business.