A new Mexican restaurant is opening along Commercial Drive in New Hartford.

Pedro's Kitchen has set a grand opening for noon on September 8. The restaurant is at 4648 Commercial Drive in the Men's Warehouse plaza in the location of a former Chinese buffet and is a sister location to Pedro's Kitchen in Vernon.

Interestingly, this is not the first time a Mexican restaurant has taken over the space that was once a Chinese buffet. That's exactly what happened in the Price Chopper Plaza in South Utica when El Paso moved in. El Paso was subsequently replaced with El Canelo which has now closed, leaving the immediate Utica area without authentic Mexican cuisine.