New restaurant brings Central American cuisine to Williston

Published: Feb. 19, 2020 at 3:53 PM CST
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A new and unique flavor sensation has made its way to Williston.

Anies Authentic Latin Food opened last weekend bringing traditional Central American cuisine to the Bakken.

Owner George Sanchez grew up in Honduras and moved to the area six years ago for work in the oil industry. He soon noticed that Williston only offered Mexican cuisine and wanted to share the food he grew up eating. Sanchez says Latin food uses more tropical ingredients and less spicy flavorings. He cooks alongside his mother whose homemade dishes inspired the menu. Sanchez says opening the restaurant has been worth it after seeing all the positive reactions.

"It means a lot because we did not really know we had many people here from our country also and they actually showed up here and say they're from Honduras and then they see all the pictures and get all excited. We had a lady tear up because she hasn't been there in 15 years, so it really reminded her of our country and then she tasted the food and said it reminded her of her mothers and she was very emotional about it," said Sanchez.

Anies can be found at 313 Main Street in the Downtown Plaza building. They are open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week.