East Austin institution Cisco’s for sale

Clovis Ciisneros helps set up the dedication ceremony of his Cisco's restaurant, an East Austin relic, as they celebrate the completion of the Cisco's Mural by local artist Nick Conrad Miller of the Austin Mural Program and six students from The Art School. People turned out for the event to eat Mexican food, drink ice tea and sip snow cones Sunday afternoon September 8, 2013. RALPH BARRERA / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Clovis Ciisneros helps set up the dedication ceremony of his Cisco’s restaurant, an East Austin relic, as they celebrate the completion of the Cisco’s Mural by local artist Nick Conrad Miller of the Austin Mural Program and six students from The Art School. People turned out for the event to eat Mexican food, drink ice tea and sip snow cones Sunday afternoon September 8, 2013.
RALPH BARRERA / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Legendary East Austin restaurant Cisco’s is on the market, real estate agent David Huffaker confirmed. The 102-year-old building at 1511 E. Sixth St. is listed for $3.5 million. Huffaker’s listing on AustinHomeSearch.com says “buy and take over operations as a similar type restaurant or come in & change the style & type of restaurant or even convert to a bar.”

This is not the first time the property and business have been listed. Owner Clovis Cisneros put the East Austin institution, a popular restaurant among area locals, politicians and notables such as Ben Crenshaw, on the market in 2010 for $3.8 million.

Cisneros told the Statesman’s John Kelso at the time, “I don’t think it’s going to sell for that; I’m just throwing my hook out there.”

Calls to Cisco’s this afternoon went unanswered.

“I got burned out,” Cisneros also told Kelso in 2010. “I’ve been coming in here 40-something years and I’ve had enough. Can you imagine waking up on weekends and putting out a thousand orders of migas in one day?”

 

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