Cisco’s Authentic Tex-Mex Family-Owned Restaurant Opens in Dover

June 5th, 2015 by Gwen Green

Cisco's Authentic Tex-Mex owners Dana and Cisco OlveraUsing recipes handed down from past generations, Cisco and Dana Olvera recently opened Cisco’s Authentic Tex-Mex restaurant in Dover.

The Olveras previously owned and operated a restaurant in Texas and are happy to be sharing special recipes with the people in and around Dover.  From enchiladas and fajitas to sopapilla cheesecake, all menu items are made daily from scratch. “Even our hot sauce is made from scratch,” says Cisco, who’s the cook as well as owner.

Before opening, Dana Olvera came to the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center at Arkansas Tech University for startup information about accounting and payroll, workflow, and compliance with license and permit requirements.

“We were at a loss for how to do our payroll and bookkeeping for the restaurant. I went to the ATU College of Business and was pointed to the ASBTDC. There, I was given the information I needed to handle the payroll and bookkeeping for our business,” said Dana Olvera. “They also gave me helpful information on restaurant processes, portion control, menu pricing, marketing, and other things to get us on the right track.”

The restaurant opened in March and has two full-time and four part-time employees to serve patrons.

Cisco’s Authentic Tex-Mex is open Tuesday through Saturday and located on Highway 7, across from the post office in Dover. Stop by for lunch or dinner or visit them on Facebook at


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