Two new restaurants coming to Lamar Union on South Lamar

There always seems to be something going on at Lamar Union. Cantine closed last year after a two-year run, and eventually made way for Soto Japanese restaurant. Casual seafood concept TLC opened late last year next to the Alamo Drafthouse. And now two new concepts are on the way.

Mandala Kitchen & Bar, which the first-time owner describes as a Vietnamese-Thai restaurant, will take the place of the short-lived El Burro, with doors expected to open in the next month or so. And, Arista Rosso, a (seemingly Italian) market, grab-and-go spot and reservations-only restaurant from the owners of Barley Bean has hung a coming soon banner in front of the old Delicious space. No word on an opening date for that concept.


Author: Matthew Odam

Restaurant critic & features writer at Austin American @Statesman and @Austin360. Austin-born 6th generation Texan. Left-handed.

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