East Austin Mexican Restaurant Changes
So now East Austin Mexican restaurant Takoba is undergoing another major change, after shuttering for over a year for renovations: Owner Jose De Loera is giving the front space of the 1411 East 7th Street address to his other fast-casual restaurant El Tacorrido as of today, November 13. This location, dubbed El Tacorrido Y Masa, will focus on corn tortillas and items, i.e. tacos and gorditas. There is no drive-thru. Its hours are from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays. The back of the building will be home to Takoba, known for its Mexican dishes and margaritas. Now there are five El Tacorrido locations across Austin.
Esquire’s Best New Austin Restaurant
Publication Esquire released its annual list of the best new restaurants in the country. Of the 22 restaurants, Austin makes a showing at number ten with upscale Mexican restaurant Comedor. Food and drinks editor Jeff Gordinier wrote that the downtown Austin restaurant served the “best Mexican food” and that the food “taste[s] totally new without being vain about it.”
North Campus Tex-Mex Temporary Shutter
The north campus location of Tex-Mex mini-chain Trudy’s is temporarily closed right now because of a fire in the kitchen, as reported by CultureMap Austin. The fire occurred on Saturday, November 8 at night. The restaurant expects to be closed for about two or three weeks.
Forthcoming East Austin Restaurant
An East Austin mixed-use development on 1141 Shady Lane will feature a restaurant within a standalone home dating from the 1920s, as reported by KVUE. What it will entail isn’t known at this point.