The Ed’s Fusion husband-and-wife team, Angelica Chiquillo, manager, and Edwin Guirola, head chef, opened their new restaurant at 1759 Post Road on Tuesday. / Photos by Gary Webster
Ed’s Fusion sells many varieties of pizza by the slice, as well as Silcian-style pizza, pizza rolls and calzones, and also specializes in Mexican favorites like tacos, plus fresh juices, salads and smoothies.

\By Gretchen Webster

WESTPORT — They call it a pizza and taco restaurant, but Ed’s Fusion, a family-owned restaurant and take-out spot, is more than that. 

The eatery, which opened Tuesday at 1759 Post Road East, is also a salad shop, fresh juice and smoothie bar, a Mexican specialty restaurant — and the dream of a young couple who have worked many years in the culinary field preparing to open their own business. 

Angelica Chiquillo, the restaurant manager, and her husband, Edwin Guirola, the head chef, scouted up and down the Interstate-95 corridor looking for the right spot, she said.

Tacos, which along with pizza are a main feature on the Ed’s Fusion menu, plus a wide selection of salads, are available at the new eatery. / Photos, edsfusionwestport.com

“I didn’t see many pizza shops with tacos,” she said. “It’s the best of both worlds. Some people want pizza and some people want tacos — and they can’t agree.”

With more than 10 years’ experience in the restaurant business, they were ready to open their own place, Chiquillo said. “We wanted to put our love for what we like doing out there,” she said. “He loves cooking,” she said of her husband, “and I love serving people.”

Located in the Westfair Center shopping center, Ed’s Fusion is a small, informal restaurant specializes in all kinds of pizza. Among the specialties are a chicken bacon ranch pizza, chicken parm and barbecue pizzas, a four-cheese pizza and a Buffalo chicken pizza. They also sell pizza by the slice, including thick Sicilian-style pizza slices and square “grandma” slices.

The restaurant’s menu features much more — a “fusion” of food and cooking styles with appetizers, salads, pasta dishes, sandwiches, wraps and burgers, as well as a full page of Mexican specialties from street tacos to nachos to Mexican shrimp and salmon dishes.

Ed’s Fusion also offers fresh juices made on the premises, such as tamarind, hibiscus and cucumber mint daily, and seven different smoothies, including a “make your own” smoothie.

Opening the couple’s first restaurant in Westport was important to Chiquillo. She has fond memories of Sherwood Island State Park, where as a child she spent many happy days with her family. Now, she and her husband bring their two young children to the waterfront park.

“My family was always around Westport and we loved it. I always wanted to come back,” she said.

Ed’s Fusion, 1759 Post Road East; order take-out or delivery by calling 203-259-2299 or online at edsfusionwestport.com. Table service and catering and a children’s menu are also available. Hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

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Freelance writer Gretchen Webster, a Fairfield County journalist for many years, was editor of the Fairfield Minuteman and has taught journalism at New York and Southern Connecticut State universities.