Tapas restaurant opening at lakeshore

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Poquito exterior sign in black and white

A new restaurant that specializes in Spanish tapas is opening soon at the lakeshore.

Lucas Grill, owner the Holland-based restaurant group 1983 Restaurants, will open Poquito in Holland, at 90 W. 8th St., on Nov. 4, according to Cheyenne Nguyen, director of operations, 1983 Restaurants.

Nguyen said the restaurant will feature tapas — or shared small plates — and also Spanish-influenced entrees, such as paella, which is a rice-based dish typically featuring chorizo, chicken and various seafoods in a tomato and paprika sauce.

Poquito will also give diners a “culinary experience” filled with “aromas of saffron,” its website says.

The intimately sized restaurant will have a “warm, inviting” aesthetic with “modern and Spanish touches,” including industrial furniture pieces with clean lines, warm wood accents, plants and various traditional textiles and textures, Nguyen said.

Grill will be the executive chef.

Poquito is hiring and will have 12 employees when fully staffed.

Through 1983 Restaurants, Grill also owns Public in Zeeland, which opened in 2012, and Seventy-Six in Holland, which opened in 2017.

Holland-based GDK Construction was the general contractor on the project. The building is adjacent to GDK’s mixed-use development that contains the 10-screen Sperry’s Moviehouse.

The restaurant will be open for dinner from 4-11 p.m. Monday through Saturday, with the kitchen closing at 10 p.m.

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