By Bob Lapietro, Realtor

Location: 1900 Tamiami Trail #24  Port Charlotte, FL 33948
Phone: (941) 235-3642

We go out almost every Friday nite with friends and other Realtors. This past Friday nite eight of us went to La Esparanza Mexican Restuarant on US 41 North in the Loewes Plaza. The location used to be Shells Restuarant. We have been going to La Esparanza  for years. The food is reasonable, fresh, authentic and plentiful.

Although they don't take reservations, La Esperanza quickly set up a table for ten.  We were given menus and free salza and chips to nibble on while looking over the menu. Jen and I usually split the Chicken Fajitas and there is still enough to take home. We almost always get the Fried Ice Cream for dessert. Three of the couples got this and each split it. It's a wonderful treat.

We highly recommend this restaurant. You won't be disappointed.