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La Divina reopening for lunch Friday after raid

Kenmore taco hotspot La Divina will reopen Friday for lunch.

The full menu will be available again, starting at 11 a.m., said Yeslin Greason, wife of La Divina owner Sergio Mucino. “Everything is going to be the same,” she said. “After we open La Divina, we’ll work on reopening the others,” she said.

The tacqueria, at 2896 Delaware Ave., had become a local favorite from its Mexican street-style tacos, tortas and quesadillas, served with an extensive top-it-yourself salsa bar. It was closed Tuesday after federal officials arrested 25 people on immigration charges. Owner Sergio Mucino and two other men were charged with conspiracy to harbor illegal aliens.

Restaurants Don Tequila, Agave, El Agave were also closed. Pasion, a Cuban restaurant owned by Greason, never closed and is unaffected by the charges, Greason said.

La Divina in Kenmore was one of four restaurants raided by HSI earlier this week. (Robert Kirkham/Buffalo News)

La Divina in Kenmore was one of four restaurants raided by HSI earlier this week. (Robert Kirkham/Buffalo News)

[Related: La Divina fans surprised, disappointed by allegations]

Mucino was arraigned in federal court Wednesday and released on bail. Greason declined to comment on the charges, citing the ongoing legal case. She did share her surprise at the reaction of regular customers.

"There are no words for how amazed and happy we are for all the support from our customers, how grateful we are,” she said. “That is why we are reopening, and we will give our customers the same great food they expect from us.”

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