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Algonquin El Niagara location temporarily closed

The El Niagara location in Algonquin has temporarily closed. It opened a little under a month ago.
The El Niagara location in Algonquin has temporarily closed. It opened a little under a month ago.

A Mexican restaurant in Algonquin that opened a little under a month ago has temporarily closed.

El Niagara, on 2561 County Line Road, opened Aug. 13 in front of the Algonquin Commons Mall.

On Tuesday, a sign on the door said the restaurant’s cooks had walked out.

“We will be re-opening by the end of October once we [train] new and much better cooks,” the sign read. “We are very sorry for the inconvenience.”

German Castaneda, the owner of the Algonquin El Niagara, could not be reached for comment.

Castaneda has been working for El Niagara since 1977. El Niagara has had several locations in McHenry County in the past, including East Dundee, Crystal Lake and Glendale but these ended up closing. Along with the one in Algonquin, there also is a location at 120 1st St. in Woodstock. That location still is open.

Russ Farnum, community development director for the village of Algonquin, said the village does not get involved in business’ day-to-day operations, so the only information he could provide was what already was on the sign.

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