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Beloved Tex Mex Greasy Spoon Cisco’s Is Up For Sale

Last chance for migas.

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Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

Cisco’s, the classic East Austin Tex Mex restaurant is up for sale, according to Austin 360. The listing from real estate agent David Huffaker states that owner Clovis Cisneros is looking to retire. Cisneros wants a new restaurant to take over the space (but with a different name), revamp the concept completely, or change it to a bar instead (fitting in with the East 6th landscape).

Update, March 9: Cisco's confirms the sale with a Facebook post, stating that "[w]e're just throwing it out there...the price has to be right."

The space at 1511 East 6th Street is available for purchase for $3,500,000. Cisneros attempted to sell the restaurant in 2010, because he wanted to retire then, but instead stuck with it.

Rudy "Cisco" Cisneros opened Cisco’s in 1943, converting his father's original bakery into a restaurant. It soon became the political hangout spot for Lyndon Johnson, Bob Bullock, Bill Clements, and other public figures. His son and current owner Clovis took over in 1995 after his father passed away. The restaurant became a go-to place for the iconic migas plate and biscuits.

Cisco's Restaurant

1511 East 6th Street, , TX 78702 (512) 478-2420 Visit Website