PALMYRA, Pa. (WHTM) — A locally owned Mexican eatery in Lebanon County recently announced its upcoming grand opening date.

The new Miaa Mexican Bistro is owned and operated by husband and wife Paul and Alicia Harman, and this will become the first business that the two have ever owned and operated together. According to Paul, he grew up in the Hummelstown area and his wife Alicia immigrated to the United States from Mexico about 27 years ago.

Back at the end of September 2023, the Harmans signed a lease to take over a 2,334-square-foot space on 615 East Main Street. This location was previously occupied by Royal D’Chocolate Restaurant, which has since closed its doors.

According to Paul, although he doesn’t have much experience in the restaurant industry, opening a Mexican eatery has been a big dream of his wife’s.

“Opening a restaurant has been my wife’s dream for a long time,” Paul explained. “She has been in the restaurant business for about 20 years as a cook, host, and server. She just loves customer service and loves working in restaurants.”

Upon their grand opening, Miaa Mexican Bistro will offer a wide variety of authentic Mexican breakfast, lunch, and dinner options for guests to choose from. According to Paul, In addition to the wide ranging Mexican cuisines, the new establishment will also offer Alicia’s family’s homemade hot sauce collection.

It should also be noted that the new bistro will be BYOB.

Miaa Mexican Bistro recently announced on Facebook that they will be holding their official grand opening on Wednesday, November 8.

The new bistro’s hours of operation will be:

  • Sundays – Tuesdays // 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (breakfast & lunch service)
  • Wednesdays – Saturdays // 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. (breakfast, lunch, and dinner service)

“[Opening] is really exciting and also a little overwhelming,” Paul said. “I have never been in the restaurant business so I am learning a lot from my wife, but it is all really exciting. So far the community has been intrigued with what we are doing, and it looks like they are looking forward to it. I am looking forward to serving up some good quality Mexican food!”

The new Miaa Mexican Bistro will be capable of seating about 75 guests at a time.