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Born To Fry

About Us

We're Born To Fry, and we're a premier Central American restaurant serving Cedar Rapids, IA, since 2022. We offer a wide selection of delicious Latin cuisine dishes including fried chicken, tacos, tamales, and more. Our talented team would be happy to cater all your special events. We're looking forward to partnering with Cedar Rapids, Hiawatha, Mount Vernon, and the surrounding areas to continue providing the community with delicious and authentic Central American cuisine. We'd like to personally invite you to stop by for your next meal today!

Our Story

Owner Jacinto Corio Lopez has worked in the food industry with Hy-Vee for 15 years and all that experience gave him the confidence and know-how to start his own restaurant. Jacinto wanted to bring the unique tastes and flavors of Central America to the Cedar Rapids community. Born To Fry opened its doors in 2022 and has been serving delicious Latin cuisine to its faithful customers ever since.

The biggest item on our impressive and expansive menu is our Latin tacos, including lengua, cabeza, pollo, and asada. We are primarily a Central American restaurant, but we offer more than just Latin cuisine. Our other specialty is fried chicken, which we offer in addition to hot wings, tamales, chuchitos, and atole de elote. We have a wide variety of high quality food and we’re planning to add even more options to our menu.

Our dedicated staff is available and willing to cater all your special events, including birthdays, graduations, weddings, baby showers, corporate events, and more. We will help you make a good impression on your loved ones with our delicious food and your event will surely be one to remember! In addition to dining in our warm and inviting restaurant, we also offer delivery and to-go orders for our customers that prefer to eat their meals at home.

We’re looking forward to partnering with Cedar Rapids, Hiawatha, Mount Vernon, and the surrounding areas to continue offering authentic Central American cuisine to our lovely community. For more information about our menu, contact Born To Fry at (319) 677-1636 or stop by for a visit to learn more. We'd like to personally invite you to stop by for your next meal today!

Areas Served

Cedar Rapids, IA | Marion, IA | Hiawatha, IA | Robins, IA | Center Point, IA | Mount Vernon, IA | North Liberty, IA

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On 5/20/2024 Megan W.Elite 24 had this to say:
I was really glad to pass by/find Born to Fry as I had been eyeing their menu for a while now. I tried the Dori Burrito and it was delicious! It was a premium burrito, stuffed full of meat and cheese (and Doritos) with plenty of flavor. I was pleasantly surprised that the burrito came out fast and hot. Service was friendly and prices are good. I'm really looking forward to trying Born to Fry again. They have birria on Wednesdays.

On 4/17/2024 Lynn Smith had this to say:
Great food ! first time going there very good prices

On 4/17/2024 Chelsea Ramos had this to say:
awesome prices and great food definitely will make this a regular spot!

On 11/16/2023 Novabug 13 had this to say:
This has to be the best chicken i have ever had in my entire life. i usually never write reviews but this place deserves it. the customer service is phenomenal and a really clean place. the food was made to perfection everything was a 10/10 we need more places like this in Iowa!

On 10/22/2023 Krista E had this to say:
Best food truck I've ever been too and amazing service!

Contact Us

Born To Fry
3221 Center Point Rd NE Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Phone: (319) 677-1636

We are located Papa Juan's Mexican Grille and Via Sofia's

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Payment Types Accepted

American Express, Cash, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Our Hours

Holiday Hours May Vary. Please Call For Details.

Tuesday: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Looking to make your upcoming event sizzle? Look no further than Born To Fry! We're currently accepting reservations for spring and summer catering, whether it's weddings, birthdays, baby showers, or any special occasion! Don't miss out on our mouthwatering menu and exceptional service. Call now to book your spot and let us handle the fryin'!

Summer is here and we can feel the warmth already! Born To Fry is Cedar Rapids, IA's premier Central American restaurant and we have an amazing menu to bring you into the upcoming season. From our walking tacos to baked chicken and hot wings, you won't be disappointed. Stop by and let us savor your taste buds!




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