Mexican style restaurant Chimichanga will open in Billericay on Friday.
A total of £400,000 has been invested into the restaurant over a ten-week period.
The new-look restaurant, which takes the place of The Village Bar and Grill in High Street, will create 20 new jobs.
Dining areas will be on the ground and first floor with room for 124 people.
Chimichanga specialises in traditional Mexican food and offers a range of cocktails. The restaurant also has a children's menu.
[quote width="auto" align="none" border="#0066cc" color="#0066cc" title="Quoted by Chimichanga chief executive, Jonathan Kaye"]I'm confident that people will be impressed with the transformation of the building and that the restaurant will prove popular with people of all ages. It will serve a superb selection of Mexican food in comfortable and stylish surroundings, and I believe that it will be a good addition to Billericay's social scene.[/quote]
The Chimichanga chain also have restaurants nearby in Braintree, Brentwood and Hornchurch.