Sabroso (which means delicious) Mexican restaurant opened this past Labor Day at 72 Main Street in Pine Bush. The Pine Bush Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony on October 10 to officially welcome the business to the community. The Chamber was represented by President Susan Glusica, Vice-President Michelle England, Sy Mujovic, Tina Gordon, Ellen Quimby, Myrna Wolfe, Sharon and John Tarolli. They were joined by Town of Crawford Supervisor Charles Carnes, Rory Holmes Councilman, Jessica Kempter, Town Clerk as well as many excited, and supportive family members of owners Carlos Contreras and Andres Godines.
Following the ribbon cutting, the dining room was filled with people and the celebratory mood could be felt by all. A mariachi band performed many songs from La Bamba to Happy Birthday.
Carlos Contreras and Andres Godines may already be familiar faces to some customers as they are also the owners of the popular Dos Amigos in Fair Oaks for the past eight years. Manager, Jose Contreras is Carlos’ brother and you may see other family members including their sister Anna, in the kitchen and dining room.
Asked if he wants his three sons; Christian age 14, Carlos, Jr. 10 and four year old Erik, to follow him into the restaurant business, Contreras answered, “Well, I really want them to get a good education, but we know they will decide on their own what they want to do. If it is this (the restaurant business) I would want them to learn the whole thing from washing dishes to the top.”
It took an entire year of hard work inside to prepare the space for opening. Carlos shared he has worked full-time for 23 years with his father, Porfirio, at Optimum Windows in Ellenville. Every day after work, the demolition down to the floorboards and remodel would take place resulting in the bright, colorful dining space with bar now proudly open for business.
Elida Contreras, Carlos’ wife added, “We are very excited and have had a lot of support from family and friends. We are happy to share our food and our culture with the Pine Bush community. It’s all about a great meal, great drinks and great service with family and friends.”
Hours of operation are Monday – Thursday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. and Friday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Call ahead for larger parties.