A new Mexican restaurant in Claremont is always worth a try. The original Elvira’s (pronounced El-vee-ra, according to the Courier article) in Upland sits outside our regular field of vision, but we had been once and really enjoyed it. Now the new location has opened in the Old School House, Claremont’s first high school, on the corner of Indian Hill and Foothill Blvds.
The official front door is on the west side facing Trader Joe’s, but one can also enter the back door near Indian Hill and walk through the restaurant to request a seat.
The interior is in the former high school library, and there are lovely high ceilings in this room. The room next door near the bar is darker and louder. So next time I will try to sit in this room with the original restored art.
I hope that someday Elvira’s will have outdoor seating, even though there are many tables inside.
I can vouch for the spinach enchiladas – they had lots of flavor!