Joel Ibarra, the original owner of the El Rodeo Mexican restaurant chain throughout the Triangle, has opened his first restaurant in Durham: Baja Shack at the Northgate Mall.
Baja Shack will serve its specialty fish tacos with beer-battered white fish and customized toppings. The food court restaurant also will offer burritos, tacos, fajitas, chimichangas and quesadillas. To drink, they will offer agua frescas and bottled Jarritos sodas.
The Ibarra family owns the Chile Bomba on Hillsborough Street across from N.C. State University; Jibarra, a fine dining Mexican restaurant in downtown Raleigh; and the La Rancherita casual Mexican restaurants in Morrisville, Apex and Raleigh.
The Baja Shack is located next to Jake's Wayback Burgers in the food court at the mall, 1058 W. Club Blvd, Durham.