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Popular South Bay restaurant offers big discount during in-dining ban

Posted at 4:08 PM, Mar 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-18 19:45:59-04

SAN YSIDRO, Calif. (KGTV) — In San Ysidro, a popular Mexican restaurant is serving up a big discount amid the ban on on-site dining.

Customers at El Rincon restaurant are greeted with a banner hanging from the roof announcing a 50 percent restaurant-wide discount.

After coronavirus concerns led to a ban on dining in throughout San Diego County, owners of the family-run restaurant decided to go with a steep discount.

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"We are just happy to see these happy faces in this moment," said manager Silvana Alamiz.

Alamiz says business remain down about 60 percent to 70 percent, and they may end up losing money by staying open and offering the discount. But Alamiz is determined to do her part.

"We will not be making any money. Our goal is to break even. We are here to help our community, to support them and give a little back," said Alamiz.

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Sarina Vega has been at the restaurant two days in a row.

"It's a really hectic time right now and for it to be affordable, it's a really good idea ... Everyone, everywhere, little by little bit will help a lot," said Vega.

Alamiz says the discount will last until the end of the ban on on-site dining.

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