3 new restaurants that we are excited to try

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Rancheros Cocina Mexicana has ties to El Rancho Grande.

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Here is what happened on the Dayton dining scene this month. Three new restaurants opened their doors.

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Rancheros Cocina Mexicana 

Cross Pointe Centre in Centerville added a new Mexican restaurant on Monday, August 20, 2018 called Rancheros Cocina Mexicana in space that was originally confirmed as an El Rancho Grande Mexican Grill & Cantina. But Rancheros Cocina’s co-founder says there is a family connection between the new concept and the regional El Rancho Grande chain that operates seven other Dayton-area restaurants. MARK FISHER / STAFF PHOTO
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Cross Pointe Centre in Centerville added a new Mexican restaurant on Monday, August 20, 2018 called Rancheros Cocina Mexicana in space that was originally confirmed as an El Rancho Grande Mexican Grill & Cantina. But Rancheros Cocina’s co-founder says there is a family connection between the new concept and the regional El Rancho Grande chain that operates seven other Dayton-area restaurants. MARK FISHER / STAFF PHOTO

A new Mexican restaurant, Rancheros Cocina Mexicana, opened at Cross Pointe Centre.

The Rancheros Cocina Mexicana menu includes fajitas, chimichangas, enchiladas, burritos and other Mexican specialties, including the Jalisco Special: Sauteed shrimp, chicken or steak in red sauce served with zucchini, mushrooms, tomatoes, onions and rice, topped with cheese.

The new restaurant has an extensive tequila selection, has nine beer taps and also serves wine.

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Mila’s Suburban Café 

Mila's Suburban Cafe is now open at 606 Taywood Road in the Northmont Plaza in Englewood.
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Mila's Suburban Cafe is now open at 606 Taywood Road in the Northmont Plaza in Englewood.

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Credit: Mark Fisher

Michael and LaTasha Perry both Dayton natives who now live in Englewood, have opened a small restaurant and live-music venue called Mila’s Suburban Cafe at 606 Taywood Road in the Northmont Plaza.

Mila’s — a mashup of the couple’s first names — operates as a lunch spot Wednesday and Thursday, and as a lunch and dinner destination Friday through Sunday, and also hosts live music on the weekends.

The cafe’s motto is, “Eat, drink and be social.” The cafe serves four craft beers on tap (currently featuring Jackie O’s, MadTree and Brewdog) as well as canned and bottled beers, and offers wines by the glass or bottle. The food menu includes items such as a Suburban Burger topped with Avocado Mayo, Bacon and Red Onion, and a Chipotle Wrap that has bacon, turkey, tomatoes, romaine lettuce and a chipotle pepper/cream cheese blend, Michael Perry said. Vegan options include Spinach Pita Pocket and Zucchini Fritter with Lime Aioli.

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JJ’s Lunchbox Troy

A pizza from JJ's Lunchbox Troy. Photo from JJ's Lunchbox Troy Facebook page
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A pizza from JJ's Lunchbox Troy. Photo from JJ's Lunchbox Troy Facebook page

A Tipp City restaurant has added a second location in Troy.

JJ's Lunchbox at 7031 S. County Road 25A in Tipp City purchased Ording's Party Time & Catering at 810 S. Market St. in Troy and turned it into its second restaurant, JJ's Lunchbox Troy.

JJ’s Lunchbox Troy offers pizza, wings and a variety of sandwiches and wraps. A “steak deluxe” sandwich, which was retained from the former Ording’s menu, consists of a half-pound of hamburger with green peppers, banana peppers, onions, mushrooms and mushroom gravy.

>>READ MORE: Tipp City restaurant adds second location in Troy