A new restaurant at the corner of Spring and Walnut streets in downtown Macon offers dishes from three different countries, which explains its name: 3 Countries.
The eatery, which serves Mexican, Cuban and American food, is in the former Out 2 Lunch spot at 195 Spring St.
Co-owner Armando Ibarra said sometimes regular customers of the previous restaurant will come in looking to order traditional American home-style food but will change their mind after looking at the menu. He owns the restaurant with his uncle, Ignacio Santana, who is originally from Cuba.
The menu includes a variety of tortas, tacos, burritos, salads and traditional American breakfast items. The menu is displayed on a television screen with photos of the specials offered.
My wife and I have worked in restaurants our whole life, Ibarra said. Everybody (in the family) is real excited about the new venture.
The restaurant is open 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.
I make family plates from 5 to 6 so customers can pick up dinner and take it home for their family, he said.