Longtime South Austin Tex-Mex staple Tres Amigos will close at 1807 W. Slaughter Lane at the end of the month, and a new Tex-Mex restaurant with new ownership will move into the space.
DK Maria’s Legendary Tex-Mex, which is owned and operated by Mike and DK Reynolds and Bruce and Mary Evans, plans to “keep the lively vibe that Tres Amigos fans have grown to know and love,” the owners said in a release.
Mike Reynolds and Bruce Evans, who named the restaurant after their wives, are both native Austinites with experience in the restaurant industry. Reynolds was a part of the ownership group at the former downtown sushi restaurant Kenichi and Evans is a partner at Cooper’s BBQ on Congress Avenue.
Tres Amigos was originally founded on Loop 360 in 1978 and expanded to several locations, but has downsized over the past couple of years. The original closed in 2015 to much fanfare, and with the closing of the Slaughter Lane location, the only Tres Amigos remaining is at 7535 U.S. 290.
Partners Don Burdett and Bobby Steiner (of Steiner Ranch Steakhouse) are close to opening a new Tex-Mex restaurant, Vaquero’s, on Loop 360 in the original Tres Amigos spot, though a representative for the owners said no opening date has been set.