El Chile Group announced the El Chilito located at 1627 E. 7th St., closed permanently on Friday, January 15 effective at 3 p.m.
According to El Chile Group COO, Orlando Sanchez, “Over the last few months we have worked to keep this location alive but due to the prolonged lack of commuter traffic, downtown business and business lunch catering, it is just no longer viable to keep the doors open”.
El Chilito locations on Manor Road and Menchaca will remain open with normal hours offering take-out and delivery with limited outdoor seating.
El Chile Group sister concepts El Alma and El Chile continue to offer take-out and delivery options alongside socially distanced dine-in service. El Alma is also now offering a monthly subscription service called El Alma at Home.
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