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REAL AUTHENTIC, MEXICAN!

Welcome To El Melvin. The coolest authentic restaurant north of the border.

REAL AUTHENTIC, MEXICAN!

Welcome To El Melvin. The coolest authentic restaurant north of the border.

It’s all in a name

How El Melvin came to be.

Co-owned and operated by childhood friends and partners Mitch Good and Matt Hess, El Melvin Cocina Mexicana is an entrepreneurial spin off from a storied chicken farm and grocery store history. Mitch’s grandfather, Melvin Mitchell, led this spirit, growing up and working on a chicken farm for Victor Weaver in New Holland, Pennsylvania, where the two partners also grew up. Through dedication and hard work, Melvin worked his way up the company, which grew to Weaver’s Chicken. It eventually sold to Tyson Chicken in 1989.

CURRENT HOURS

Monday – Thursday 11 am-9 pm
Friday 11 am-11 pm
Saturday 10 am-11 pm
Sunday 10 am-9 pm
Happy Hour Mon-Fri 3 pm-7 pm
Happy Hour Sat and Sun 3 pm-5 pm

1355 Main Street
Sarasota, FL 34236
941-366-1618

It’s all in a name

How El Melvin came to be.

Co-owned and operated by childhood friends and partners Mitch Good and Matt Hess, El Melvin Cocina Mexicana is an entrepreneurial spin off from a storied chicken farm and grocery store history. Mitch’s grandfather, Melvin Mitchell, led this spirit, growing up and working on a chicken farm for Victor Weaver in New Holland, Pennsylvania, where the two partners also grew up. Through dedication and hard work, Melvin worked his way up the company, which grew to Weaver’s Chicken. It eventually sold to Tyson Chicken in 1989.

CURRENT HOURS

Monday – Thursday 11 am-9 pm
Friday 11 am-11 pm
Saturday 10 am-11 pm
Sunday 10 am-9 pm
Happy Hour Mon-Fri 3 pm-7 pm
Happy Hour Sat and Sun 3 pm-5 pm

1355 Main Street
Sarasota, FL 34236
941-366-1618