El Cerro Grande is owned by the Ibarra family who come from the small Mexican town of Delgollado, Jalisco. It is a small community located in the valley of a mountainous region in the middle of the state of Jalisco. The name El Cerro Grande is inspired by one of the big hills close to their family ranch.
El Cerro Grande began as an idea to provide authentic quality Mexican food with exceptional and friendly service. They opened the door of their first store In Wilmington, NC in 1991. It has since grown to include three stores in Wilmington and two more in Jacksonville, NC. They all strive to provide consistent quality food and service based on their founding principles. So come on in and live life to the fullest!