Cisco’s, the historic Tex-Mex restaurant on 1511 East 6th Street, is taking a major step by opening for dinner service for the first time ever. Now the restaurant will serve food until 10 p.m. every day, when, originally, it had been open until 2:30 p.m.
Those famous migas, biscuits, and other Tex-Mex dishes will now be served all day long at Cisco’s. The restaurant also took this as an opportunity to update the appearance of other dishes just for dinner services, like the fajitas, which are now presented in cast-iron skillets. (The lunch version will still be served on plates, though.) The dinner time nachos can be upgraded with fajita chicken or beef too.
For more changes, Cisco’s expanded its boozy offerings with draft beers and margaritas. Those Bloody Marys and screwdrivers — which restaurant’s regulars call “reds” and “oranges — remain.
The goal behind opening for dinner service is to help give people more opportunities to visit the historic spot, which opened in 1950 under Rudy Cisneros who turned his father’s bakery into a full-on restaurant. It became a known political hangout for for people like Lyndon B. Johnson and Bob Bullock, as well as musicians like Willie Nelson.
Cisco’s underwent a major ownership change in August 2017: Matt Cisneros (who is the grandson of the restaurant’s founder) took over with business partners Will Bridges, Rick McMinn, and Bryan Schneider. They purchased the restaurant from Cisneros’ uncle Clovis who had put up the property for sale the year before.
Now Cisco’s is open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
This article has been updated to reflect the nature of the dinner nachos, as well as the official opening year of Cisco’s.