Third-generation family owned restaurant Carmelita’s Kitchen & Tequila is estimated to open Sept. 15 at 12904 Fry Road, Ste. 100, Cypress.

Officials said in an email the brand is known for its modern Mexican cuisine and hand-crafted margaritas. Menu items include traditional family recipes, such as slow-roasted pork carnitas, red pozole made with guajillo chiles and Mexico City-style tacos.

The business was established in 1962 by Alberto and Carmen Heredia and named after the family’s matriarch. After more than two decades, they passed the business down to their son Clemente Heredia and his wife, Rosalba. The restaurant has several locations in California.

This year, the third-generation grandson Chayane Heredia decided to expand the business to the Houston area. He is a graduate of the International Culinary Center in New York City specializing in culinary arts and business entrepreneurship.