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Another beloved Montrose restaurant announces closing date — but it will be back

Cafe Adobe Mexican cafe and restaurant Houston
After 32 years, the Cafe Adobe at 2111 Westheimer is closing. Sunday is its last day in business. Google Maps

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.

“After 32 successful years, it’s time to move the River Oaks  Café Adobe on to a new location that will further expand the Café Adobe brand,” Borochoff said in a statement.  “I wanted to give everyone who has enjoyed their time here at the River Oaks restaurant the opportunity to come back one more time for a final enchilada and margarita at this location."

He asks anyone "who has memories and photos of their happy times at River Oaks Café Adobe to post them to the restaurant’s Facebook page.”

The Café Adobe closing comes on the heels of the demise of another longtime Montrose Mexican restaurant. After 15 years in business, Bocados closed on Sunday with a big Cinco de Mayo party.

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