El Sapo, the Tex-Mex burger operation from the El Chile Group, closed without advance notice today. The restaurant originally opened on Manor Road in 2014 and moved to Lamar in June. Known for Tex-Mex hamburger preparations, the spot actually took home the #9 spot on my recent list of Best Veggie Burgers in Austin.
“We are sad to report that due to circumstances beyond our control, El Sapo will be closing permanently effective today. We want
to thank our loyal customers for your amazing support,” the restaurant’s management said in a statement.
There are no further details on the reasoning behind the closing and no announced plans for a relocation.