Ottawa Seashore Inn closed for good as possession plans Mexican restaurant

PARK TWP. — Ottawa Seashore Inn as Hollanders have recognized it for the previous half-century is not any extra.

The restaurant has closed its doorways in preparation for an intensive renovation and rebranding as Playa Tacos and Tequilas, specializing in Mexican road meals, in Could.

“Playa” is the Spanish phrase for seaside. The title commemorates the restaurant’s proximity to Lake Macatawa and Lake Michigan at 2155 Ottawa Seashore Highway in Park Township.

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“Ottawa Seashore Inn has been a Holland mainstay for 50 years and our group is grateful to have performed a task in that wealthy historical past,” stated Eric Chaitin, proprietor of River and Odi Hospitality Group, which bought the restaurant in 2014.

“Playa Tacos and Tequilas is a completely new idea, one we’re exceptionally proud to have constructed from the bottom up and one we all know will serve our neighbors in Holland properly.”

Playa Tacos and Tequilas will specialize in Mexican street food. Holland is home to a wide array of Mexican and Spanish restaurants.

Administration on the restaurant has been eyeing modifications all through the pandemic, looking for to improve its menu and decor and debuting a water-facing, wood-covered patio in 2021.

That patio will stay, in accordance with renderings of the brand new restaurant, however the transform will add storage doorways for a fresh-air eating expertise throughout the heat summer time months, an prolonged full bar and an expanded hearth wall.

Playa Tacos and Tequilas will serve craft cocktails and menu gadgets like carne asada, diablo shrimp and chorizo tacos. Curated menu gadgets for bigger teams may even be accessible, plus a drink menu with greater than 150 completely different tequilas and mezcals. In contrast to Ottawa Seashore Inn, the brand new restaurant will probably be open year-round.

Ottawa Beach Inn, as Hollanders have known it for the past 50 years, is no more. The restaurant will reopen in May as Playa Tacos and Taquilas.

“The restaurant trade has modified within the final 50 years and much more so over the previous two,” Chaitin stated. “This new idea accommodates these modifications, but additionally permits us to convey a novel and thrilling idea to the lakeshore. We’re desirous to open and to share Playa Tacos and Tequilas with our communities.”

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River and Odi — which additionally owns Mermaid Waterfront Bar and Grill and Baldy’s Smoked Meats in Saugatuck — will search to rent about 50 staff to start out the summer time season with job gala’s deliberate for late February and mid-March. Apply on-line at

Holland is well-known as a haven for Mexican eating places, with established eateries like El Huarache, El Rancho, Fats Burrito, Tacos El Cunado and Don Miguel.

That is along with newer eating places which have come on the scene lately, like Taqueria Arandas, Taqueria Vallarta, Tamales Plus, Taco Plus Bar and snack store Jhomary’s Paradise. One other restaurant, El Patron, is underway within the former Giordano’s constructing on West Shore Drive.

— Contact reporter Cassandra Lybrink at [email protected] Observe her on Instagram @BizHolland.

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