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Tex-Mex Burger Spot El Sapo Is Now Closed

No plans to reopen anywhere else

El Sapo’s veggie burger
El Sapo’s veggie burger
El Sapo/Facebook
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.

El Sapo, the Tex-Mex burger cantina from the El Chile Group, is now closed. Its last day was Friday, September 1. The restaurant moved from its original Manor Road home to West 10th Street earlier this summer.

There was no specific reason given for El Sapo’s shutter, but a rep for El Chile Group shared the following statement:

"We are sad to report that due to circumstances beyond our control, El Sapo will be closing permanently effective today. We want to thank our loyal customers for your amazing support.”

There are no plans to reopen El Sapo somewhere else.

El Sapo took over the space that formerly belonged to pig-focused restaurant Bacon. That restaurant closed last fall because of constant problems with flooding from Shoal Creek.

El Sapo first began as the Flat Top Burger Shop on Manor Road. Under El Chile Group's restaurant umbrella are El Chile, El Chilito, Alcomar, and the anticipated Peruvian restaurant Yuyo.

El Sapo [Downtown]

900 West 10th Street, Austin, Texas 78703 Visit Website