Update: The new Vivo ownership has no relationship with the previous restaurant on Manor Road. A representative of the restaurant says that Remi Newton Group Austin, LLC purchased the rights to the Vivo name from the former owner. General manager Cenaida Rincon, assistant general manager Lance Cullison and kitchen manager Martha Salazar, and some other front-of-house staff from the Manor Road location are all part of the team of the new Vivo, however. It is unclear whether the Remi Newton group has previous restaurant ownership experience.
After its sudden closure in March following a dispute with its landlords, former East Austin staple Vivo will re-open Wednesday at its new location at the Linc (formerly Lincoln Village) at 6406 N. IH 35, Suite 2343.
The Tex-Mex restaurant known for its strong margaritas will once again feature a large patio for outdoor drinks and dining and will feature a new menu that includes a large list of tequilas and mezcals.
Vivo will be open for lunch and dinner Monday-Saturday. Happy hour runs from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday and will feature a $5 menu with appetizers and drinks, like their famous house margarita.
Vivo will serve brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday and Monday (a nod to service industry workers), and a portion of Sunday brunch proceeds will go to Project Transitions, an Austin agency that offers support to people with HIV and AIDS.