The Grasshopper Lounge opened it’s doors in 1971 by owners Jesse and Cleo Rosales in Downtown Adrian, Michigan. There my family acquired the other half of the structure and “El Chapulin the Tex Mex Restaurant” was launched. Still in business and operated by our entire family, we have since opened a second location in Sarasota, Florida. Grandma’s secret: prepare everything in small batches, so we never jeopardize the art form of our food. Visit the original restaurant website.
Feedback from just a few of our fans:
“Hi, I’m a US Marine currently stationed in Okinawa, Japan, and I’m from Adrian. I’ve been to lots of places since I’ve been in, and I have been to a lot of Mexican restaurants too. I would just like to say that I miss El Chapulin! All these other places I’ve been to just don’t measure up. I’ll be getting out of the Marine Corps pretty soon, and I can’t wait to come see you guys again! Keep up the good work, Thanks!” — Eddie
“El Chapulin is one of my favorite places to dine and has the best atmosphere in town.” — Eloy
On my 40th birthday my sister in-law flew me to Michigan from Florida just to have dinner at El Chapulin. And then I flew back the same day. I couldn’t gotten a better birthday present. All my relatives in Adrian know they can’t come to Florida unless they bring me enchiladas and tacos from “El Chaps”. –Randy
Best Tamal and chicken flauta in the world, great service and I love my Gato Negro wine , only at El Chapulin.–Jose
“LOVE the hot sauce!” — Mark