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- Our Story -

It all began in 1967 with one man and a dream.


Felipe's opened in 1967 by Felipe and Lucy Lujano. Over 49 years 
later the original location at 3434 W. Central is widow, and their two 
sons, Felipe Jr. and Poncho.

Four years after opening their first restaurant, Felipe and Lucy 
decided to expand to a second location. This time they went to the 
east side of Wichita. Felipe's Jr. was opened in 1971 at 7820 E. Harry. 
After Several years of traveling across town daily, Felipe decided to 
slow the pace down a little and in 1978, Felipe's Jr. was sold to his 
niece and nephew-in-law, Martin and Chela Martinez.   

Martin and Chela did well over the years and decided to buy real 
estate and build their own restaurant.  Felipe's Jr. moved to Harry & 
Webb in 1999 and is run to this day by the Martinez family.  

The third Felipe's Restaurant was opened in November of 1991 by 
Felipe's brother Roberto and his wife Teresa. They decided to 
continue the tradition and open their own location with Felipe's 
blessing.  Roberto and his family still run and operate the 21st & 
Woodlawn location.  

The newest location is at 119th W. & Maple. Felipe's sons, Felipe Jr. 
and Poncho wanted to continue expanding the legacy their father and 
mother began over 40 years ago.  After months of looking and with 
Lucy's blessing, the newest Felipe's restaurant was opened in January 
of 2009 by the original founders' sons.  

Felipe's newest location boasts modern Mexican decor mixed with 
the traditional.  The newest Lujano family endeavor sits by a relaxing 
and beautiful water feature with West Wichita's largest outdoor 
patios for al fresco dining.  The 119th W. & Maple location also has a 
private party room as well as an outdoor covered patio.

Felipe's Restaurants have been serving fine Mexican cuisine for over 
50 years. Traditional Mexican recipes and a comfortable family 
atmosphere have kept loyal customers coming back for years.  

Felipe's restaurants are a Wichita family tradition .  
Whether you're visiting us again or for the very first time, family 
traditions are what Felipe's is about.

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