coming soon: el carnicero

A little late to the party, but as they say… better late than never!

Congrats to one of my favorites chefs, Eric Williams, who announced the opening of his second restaurant: El Carnicero. Momocho is easily one of my favorites in town. So of course this news has me grinning ear to ear.

El Carnicero (translation: the butcher) will be Williams’ second modern Mexican restaurant. It will be a full-service, fast-casual restaurant and bar offering unique interpretations of Mexican street food, like tamales, taquitos and antojitos. Of course, you can count on plenty of margaritas, cerveza and a craft tequila cocktail menu, too.

Sign. Me. Up.

Look for 16 options of braised/roasted/grilled meats plus poultry, seafood and veggies. Sundays will feature an authentic Mexican meat stew known as Birria (lamb, beef and pork stew served with tortillas, cilantro and onions).

The 3,500-square-foot-space will feature 35 bar seats, 80 in the dining room plus a private room to accommodate groups of 8 – 14. Look for dinner first then eventually catering to hungry lunch seekers.  El Carnicero will be located in the west end neighborhood of Lakewood with a projected opening of July.

And if that’s not enough…

Williams will also soon open Super Chango Tequilaria right next door, featuring a full bar specializing in craft tequila cocktails, margaritas plus cervezas. This will be a more intimate lounge and bar open for late night or post dinner cocktails (but also available for private parties). Super Chango will offer a small antojito menu from the kitchen during private hours and the full menu from El Carnicero during normal business hours.

As for big sister Momocho, guess who just turned SEVEN! Celebrate with them on May 13 at 6 p.m. with area food trucks.



  1. EatDrinkClev
    Posted April 29, 2013 at 10:14 am | Permalink

    Finally! I might be able to get my EW fix without planning so far ahead. Can’t wait!

  2. VictoriaCedeno
    Posted July 29, 2013 at 3:42 pm | Permalink

    I went to El Carnicero on July 28th. We ordered our food right away we had a margarita and michelada. The Pineapple Margarita tasted like a normal margarita and strong at that. I had to water it down. THe Michelada was just a beer with Habanero sauce poured in it. Not a michelada at all!. An hour later our food still wasn’t at the table. The server forgot to put in our order.  WE finally received our order and it was wrong and cold. WE ended up throwing everything away. We paid 80 dollars for food that went into the garbage. When we complained to management. Tony the GM told us too bad and that I was a liar. There was no way I was there for an hour. I told him to simply look at the ticket we ordered Guacamola and that the opening of the ticket would have a time on it and would prove we were there for an hour. He refused and told us to email the owner.  We went to Cozumel right across the street right after. Had our food in 10 minutes and had the best most attentive servers. The manager stopped at our table and made sure everything was going ok. Save yourself the horrible experience and just go to Cozumel they know how to treat there customers.

  3. CrabtreeNick
    Posted September 8, 2013 at 1:48 am | Permalink

    El Carnicero. mexican food in cleveland: either rundown dives, fast food dispensaries or trendy hipster food-boutiques. can’t a regular guy get some good food at a reasonable price anymore in this town? or did good food at a good price go the way of the streetcar?