Tres Amigos Grill to close brick-and-mortar in Winter Garden

The business leaders plan to embark on new adventures with Tres Amigos Salsa, continuing its 12-year tradition and expanding the events and catering business.

Chef John Kresl and his family are the owners of the business.
Chef John Kresl and his family are the owners of the business.
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Tres Amigos Grill will close its brick-and-mortar location in Winter Garden.

Business leaders took to social media to share the news on Wednesday, Jan. 3.

"With a heart full of tremendous gratitude, we share a bittersweet announcement: We’ve decided to sell our Tres Amigos Grill brick-and-mortar location," Tres Amigos' post on Facebook read. "Huge thanks to our wonderful community for three amazing years of support."

The family-owned restaurant has become a local staple for residents and visitors alike, but what many people don’t know is that it all began with only salsa and a vision board. 

About 12 years ago, Chef John Kresl and his family began to sell their salsa at the Winter Garden Farmers Market. It turned out to be an instant hit. 

Restaurant representatives said the name, Tres Amigos Grill, and recipes will remain with the business as it embarks on new adventures with Tres Amigos Salsa, continuing its 12-year tradition. The team also will be working on expanding its events and catering business.

The restaurant is known for its elevated south of the border fresh and flavorful selections that offer even the pickiest customers with options. 

The menu includes tender skirt steak, juicy marinated chicken, succulent wild-caught shrimp, crispy slow cooked-carnitas and locally sourced veggies. Customers can choose from an entree platter, a bowl, stuffed tacos or street tacos as their vessel. 

The business even sells its own homemade spice blend so customers can take the flavors home with them and share them with their own families. 

But although residents enjoy the food, perhaps the most memorable part of the dining experience is the people. 

"Every memory shared with you is precious, and we will always cherish them," the Facebook post continued. "Our hope is to be remembered for genuinely caring about each person we had the privilege to serve. Thank you, dear community, for the opportunity to share our passion for great food and excellent service. Here’s to the next chapter and the lasting connections we’ve made!"

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Annabelle Sikes

News Editor Annabelle Sikes was born in Boca Raton and moved to Orlando in 2018 to attend the University of Central Florida. She graduated from UCF in May 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in sociology. Her past journalism experiences include serving as a web producer at the Orlando Sentinel, a reporter at The Community Paper, managing editor for NSM Today, digital manager at Centric Magazine and as an intern for the Orlando Weekly.

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