Say adios to El Sapo. The burger joint from El Chile Group unexpectedly closed its doors on Saturday, September 2.
"We are sad to report that due to circumstances beyond our control, El Sapo will be closing permanently effective today [September 2]," reads a statement issued by the restaurant group. "We want to thank our loyal customers for your amazing support."
The closure comes just three months after the restaurant moved from its original East Austin outpost on Manor Road and relocated to the former home of Bacon off North Lamar Boulevard in Old West Austin. The shutter also happened ahead of a Burger Brunch that was scheduled to take place September 3 and 4 in support of Austin Pride.
El Chile Group's other restaurants — El Alma, El Chile, El Chilito, Alcomar — are not affected by the closure. The group also has a new concept in the works: Peruvian restaurant Yuyo is slated to open in East Austin this fall.