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Francisco and Angelina Durazo and their daughter, Betty Durazo, opened Chatita’s Mexican Restaurant in March 2007. Chatita's draws rave reviews for its authentic south-of-the-border menu items, but its extra-large burger also is popular among Internet commenters — one of whom called it “one of the best burgers I have ever had.” In addition to being a favorite among Douglas residents, the restaurant also draws regular business from nearby towns such as Bisbee and Sierra Vista. We spoke with Betty Durazo about the family business:

How did Chatita’s come to be?
We previously owned Border Taco, a smaller restaurant in Douglas, and the idea was to expand to a larger restaurant and have more space. Chatita’s was going to replace Border Taco, but we ended up keeping both restaurants, and each has its own menu. Chatita’s is more of a sit-down, family-oriented place.

Besides the burgers, what are some other popular menu items?
People love the enchiladas — we make our own chile — and the fried chicken, which is another family recipe. And for large groups, we have a family platter, which has chicken, shrimp, steak, rice, beans, salad … a little bit of everything.

Do you host any special events at the restaurant?
We have a large room in the back of the restaurant, and people use that room for birthday parties and meetings. People like it because it’s private.

"Chatita's" is a unique name for a restaurant. Where did it come from?
“Chatita” means “pug-nosed.” It’s a nickname that’s commonly used in Mexico. When my mom was young, that’s what they used to call her.

Chatita’s Mexican Restaurant is located at 301 E. 10th Street in Douglas. For more information, call 520-364-1144 or visit www.chatitasmexicanrestaurant.com.

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