Print
Restaurants

Capricho Reopens

By Jessica Maurer, posted May 16, 2018
Capricho, now open again on Princess Street, specializes in Mexican "street eats." (Photo courtesy of Capricho)
Following a five-month closure for restructuring, Brian Mayberry has reopened the doors of Capricho, his downtown eatery specializing in Mexican street eats.
 
Capricho, at 215-A Princess St., caters to those looking for a quick lunch, snack, or late-night bite. Mayberry said the concept is a basically a stationary food truck – quick counter service at the 10-seat counter, or carry out, with hours dictated by the flow of customers.
 
“We are gaining a good lunch crowd and will stay open as late as people keep coming,” Mayberry said. “But at the same time, if we’re slow on a weekday afternoon and haven’t had any customers in a few hours, we may shut things down early. But our hours will always be updated and available on social media.”
 
Mayberry said he spent the last several months focusing on getting things up to speed at his newest restaurant, Roadhouse, at 4001 Wrightsville Ave., as well as restructuring the kitchens at both Capricho and The Dixie Grill.
 
Santos Martinez, who had moved from The Dixie to Capricho, is now back at the Dixie, along with Aaron Johnson and Brian Patterson. Amelia Engel has taken over as chef and kitchen manager at Capricho, where Julianna Sosa helps to prepare tamales and empanadas from family recipes.
 
“I’m one hundred percent confident that we’ve been able to get both Capricho and The Dixie back to where they needed to be,” Mayberry said.
 
While the menu at Capricho has stayed the same, Mayberry said he has decreased both the portion size and the price of the tacos, which now sell for $4. He said the kitchen has streamlined service to decrease wait times and allow for more carry out orders.
 
Capricho is currently open from Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. until demand slows. Mayberry hopes to start a Sunday boxed lunch service soon, offering arroz con pollo and a roasted half chicken served with rice and beans, to go. He said 10 to 12 boxes each week would be set aside to donate to local shelters that feed the hungry.
 
Have a tip for Restaurant Roundup? Email us at: [email protected].

Story On The Map

Ico insights

INSIGHTS

SPONSORS' CONTENT
20180514 104209 51418120638

'I Hate...'

Steve Adams - School of Learning Arts
Webilm julieformal kellystarbuckcom mg 5471

Business is Growing at the ILM Business Park

Julie Wilsey - Wilmington International Airport
Aaeaaqaaaaaaaaidaaaajdhiztrkodm0lte2yjetngrkmy1hotrmltawmdvlmwqyztmymw

Please and Thank You Go a Long Way

Diane Durance - UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Trending News

Pier 33 Apartments To Start Construction In February

Johanna Cano - Jan 16, 2019

State Eyes $31M For Cape Fear Crossing In New Draft Plan

Christina Haley O'Neal - Jan 16, 2019

Marsello’s To Offer Casual Italian Dining On The Riverfront

Jessica Maurer - Jan 16, 2019

Phun Pop-up Dinners Kick Off Countdown To Food Hall Opening

Jessica Maurer - Jan 16, 2019

Serpentarium Building Could Shed Its Past, Become Dental Spa

Cece Nunn - Jan 17, 2019

In The Current Issue

2019 A Look Ahead

Although some economists and business leaders are starting to warn about a potential slowdown in the nation’s economy this year, many in the...


NHRMC Gets ‘A’ In Patient Safety

The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade report granted New Hanover Regional Medical Center an A for its “efforts in protecting...


BWC Launches ‘Give Healthy’ Campaign

The Brunswick Wellness Coalition recently launched its Give Healthy campaign to emphasize donations of healthier food to those who are food...

Book On Business

The 2018 WilmingtonBiz: Book on Business is an annual publication showcasing the Wilmington region as a center of business.

Order Your Copy Today!


Galleries

Videos

Health Care Heroes 2018
2018 WilmingtonBiz Expo - Keynote Lunch with Eric Dinenberg, Rouse Properties