Restaurant Roundup

East Austin restaurant explosion continues with 3 openings this week

East Austin restaurant explosion continues with 3 openings this week

El Chilito tacos
El Chilito is now open on East Seventh Street. El Chilito/Facebook

Looking for a new east side taco? El Chilito's got you covered. The newest East Austin location of the celebrated taco stand opens for business October 31

Located at 1623 E. Seventh St. in the former Church's Chicken space, El Chilito completes a taco trifecta, joining neighbors Veracruz All Natural and Tamale House East. Plans for the new spot were announced in July, with an original opening slated for Labor Day weekend. A third location is planned for 4501 Manchaca Rd. 
 

The El Chile Group also recently announced the addition of a Latin-inspired seafood concept, Alcomar, to its restaurant lineup. Slated to open early 2015, Alcomar will take over the El Chile location on South First Street.

This is just the first of three anticipated east side openings in the next few days.

Vegetable-focused Gardner (the second restaurant from Contigo owners Ben Edgerton and Andrew Wiseheart) opens Monday, November 3. And, according to the Austin American-Statesman, the second location of Counter Cafe opens next to Gardner sometime during the first week of November.

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