Shellharbour is about to get a taste of Mexico with Amigos set to expand within days, opening in the old Hogs Breath site near Event Cinemas.
It's been a popular flavour in Wollongong for more than 20 years, though owner Owen Langton has been eyeing off premises for a second restaurant for some time.
"Shellharbour has become its own city now and has a growing population, it was just a matter of us finding the right size site," he said.
Mr Owen hopes to replicate the success seen in Wollongong, which he believes is down to trying to exceed customers' expectations though it's "not always easy to do".
Keeping well trained staff sometimes brought challenges, he said, as many are university students that move on after their studies have finished.
The new restaurant will serve everything the current eatery is know for - from fajitas to burritos, and buffalo wings to nachos.
The official opening date will be within the next fortnight, according to Mr Langton.