Felipe's Restaurant was founded in February of 1967 by Felipe and Lucy Lujano. 45 years later the original location at 3434 W. Central is still owned and operated by Lucy, Felipe's widow, and their two sons, Felipe Jr. and Poncho.
Four years after opening their first restaurant, Felipe and Lucy decided to expand to a second location. This time they went to the east side of Wichita. Felipe's Jr. was opened in 1971 at 7820 E. Harry. After Several years of traveling across town daily, Felipe decided to slow the pace down a little and in 1978, Felipe's Jr. was sold to his niece and nephew-in-law, Martin and Chela Martinez.
Martin and Chela did well over the years and decided to buy real estate and build their own restaurant. Felipe's Jr. moved to Harry & Webb in 1999 and is run to this day by the Martinez family.
The third Felipe's Restaurant was opened in November of 1991 by Felipe's brother Roberto and his wife Teresa. They decided to continue the tradition and open their own location with Felipe's blessing. Roberto and his family still run the 21st & Woodlawn location.
The newest location is at 119th W. & Maple. Felipe's sons, Felipe Jr. and Poncho wanted to continue expanding the legacy their father and mother began 45 years ago. After months of looking and with Lucy's blessing, the newest Felipe's restaurant was opened in January of 2009 by the original founders' sons.
Felipe's newest location boasts modern Mexican decor mixed with the traditional. The newest Lujano family endeavor sits by a relaxing and beautiful water feature with West Wichita's largest outdoor patios for al fresco dining. The 119th W. & Maple location also has a private party room as well as a private outdoor covered patio.