Tex-Mex Takeover

Austin Tex-Mex restaurant closes to make way for legendary replacement

Austin Tex-Mex restaurant closes to make way for legendary replacement

Tres Amigos restaurant
Tres Amigos is closing, but a new restaurant is quickly taking its place. Tres Amigos/Facebook

Bittersweet restaurant news for South Austin Tex-Mex fans. Tres Amigos Restaurant & Cantina will shutter in May to make room for DK Maria's Legendary Tex-Mex, a new venture from local industry veterans. 

The family owners of Tres Amigos have decided to retire, and they have sold the restaurant, located at 1807 W. Slaughter Ln., to the dual husband-and-wife team of Mike and DK Reynolds and Bruce and Mary Evans. Bruce is a current partner at Cooper's Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que, and Mike is a former managing partner of now-closed Kenichi.

The new concept, named for their wives, DK and Mary, promises "family recipes showcasing the best of Tex-Mex in South Austin." It will maintain the friendly atmosphere that Tres Amigos patrons have come to expect from the location, open since the 1990s.

DK Maria's Legendary Tex-Mex is expected to open shortly after Tres Amigos' closure, with a quick facelift in between.

The Tres Amigos outpost on Highway 290, which has different owners, will remain open, according to a representative at that location. The beloved Westlake location shuttered in 2015.