Mercedes Lopez came to the United States with one goal: to share her love for cooking. From humble beginnings to Fort Smith fame, Las Americas Too has become one of the premier spots in our area for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Mercedes and her husband Domingo moved to Arkansas from El Salvador and started a restaurant called Las Americas on Midland Ave. The restaurant has since moved to its Zero Street location. With the move, the restaurant gained another word in its name, which is where the Too comes from. For those of you that have been, don’t worry the recipes have remained the same through it all.
Each dish is carefully prepared according to the original recipe and topped with one of Las Americas’ signature sauces. The menu choices have a specific sauce that is created to compliment the taste of the dish, in true Salvadoran fashion. As with most “south of the border” restaurants, you are seated with fresh chips and a bowl of Mercedes’ homemade salsa. And the friendly, attentive staff ensures that it never runs low. If you want to get started with something more than chips and salsa, Las Americas offers a shrimp cocktail that is among the best in town.
The next time you are in the mood for some truly authentic cuisine, be sure to head over to Las Americas Too, see Mercedes and Domingo. The atmosphere is cozy and inviting and the food is unlike any other. If you aren’t sure what to order, just ask the server what they recommend, because whatever comes out of the “Cocina de Mercedes” is bound to be tasty. Whether you come in early for chorizo and eggs, at lunch for some fajitas, or at dinner for the Paella Valenciana you are sure to leave happy and full.