HOUSTON—The Café Adobe at the corner of Shepherd and Westheimer has announced a closing date. The popular Tex-Mex restaurant near River Oaks will serve its last Avocado Adobe, Chicken Bravo and signature margarita on Sunday (May 12) after 32 years in the same location.
The valuable inner loop property was sold to Hines last year to raise cash to facilitate bringing the company into the sole ownership of CEO Bob Borochoff. A midrise apartment complex is planned.
The iconic restaurant, with a verdant patio that has long been a popular gathering spot, opened in November 1981 as the first Café Adobe in Houston.
All other Café Adobe locations — Marq*E Entertainment Center in Spring Branch-Memorial on I-10 at Silber; Sugar Land across from Town Square on Highway 6; and Clear Lake next to Baybrook Mall on I-45 at W. Bay Area Blvd. — will remain open.
Café Adobe is looking for a new space in the same Montrose/River Oaks area, but there’s been no purchase or lease as of yet.
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