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New Kids on the Block: San Antonio Restaurant Openings and Closings in 2017 

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  • Pollos Asados Los Norteños

Crossroads Kitchen closed its doors on July 31 after three and a half years of serving great late-night fare to the St. Mary’s Strip crowd.

The Fridge rolled into the Sunset on July 30 after several years of making The Hottie, a Hot Cheetos-crusted sandwich perfect for when the munchies hit.


Alberico Fine Wine SA, which opened in 2015, was locked out of its space in mid-August due to unpaid rent. 5221 McCullough Ave.

After more than 32 years in the food business, Cha-Cha’s Mexican Restaurant closed its doors off Bandera Road.

The Original Hot Dog House closed its doors at 1218 W. Bitters Road on August 27. Shop owners will focus on sister location Pugels.


Olmos Park said good-bye to Olmos Pharmacy. The shop’s owner closed its doors on September 7 and later announced the restaurant’s equipment was up for sale.

Earl Abel’s closed up shop temporarily as it moved to its new location off Broadway inside the former Timbo’s.


Pollos Asados Los Norteños is temporarily closed due to an ongoing legal battle over what neighbors and perhaps the state deem as excessive smoke.

After three years in business, Tacos N Tequila pulled the plug on its San Antonio location. The Dallas and Austin location are still open.

Bryan-based Napa Flats closed its San Antonio location in late October. The shop had occupied the space since early 2015.

Press Coffee closed its doors and will move to mobile operations in the coming months.

Chris Madrid’s is temporarily closed due to a mid-October fire, though in the works of going mobile. Follow them on Facebook for more updates


Durty Nelly’s closed for renovations through mid-January. The bar has been at its Riverwalk location since 1974.

After three years in business, Malinalli Bakery & Cafe called it quits in early November, but the shop hinted at a possible return. Stay tuned.

Aldaco’s closed its Dominion outpost this month, but Mexican food will still be available as La Fogata moves in to take its place. The Stone Oak location of Aldaco’s remains open.

Johnny Hernandez closed El Machito on November 12, but also announced that the concept will move to the Southside at Brooks, along with a fourth La Gloria. Bonus: Burgerteca will officially open December 4.

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