Update: Takoba owner Jose DeLoera says he plans to reopen the restaurant at the end of May, in time for the World Cup. They are giving the front dining room a makeover and will make some menu changes.
Takoba, an East Austin Mexican restaurant and popular spot for international soccer matches, has closed effective immediately. The restaurant posted on its Facebook page that it would be closing “indefinitely” to revamp its menu and space. There is no word on how long the restaurant located at 1411 E. Seventh St. will be closed or what changes are expected.
The restaurant from owner and Mexican native Jose De Loera, who also owns El Tacorrido, opened in 2010, earning former Statesman restaurant critic Mike Sutter’s distinction as the casual newcomer of the year. The restaurant, which helped change the face of East Austin dining, was popular for its tacos (including the excellent verduras), tortas, queso fundido, brunch and cocktails, as well as its sprawling space, with multiple indoor and outdoor seating areas.
Before opening Takoba, De Loera leased the space for years to a Colombian restaurant, so one assumes when the restaurant says the closure is temporary, we can take them at their word. County records list the property as being owned by Hernandez Family Investment LLC. We’ll update this post as more information becomes available.