Fire Closes Sylvia's

Early morning fire temporarily closes Memorial-area Tex-Mex restaurant

Early morning fire temporarily closes Memorial-area Tex-Mex restaurant

Sylvia of Sylvia's Enchilada Kitchen
The Memorial-area location of Sylvia's Enchilada Kitchen is temporarily closed after a fire. Photo courtesy of © Sylvia's Enchilada Kitchen

One of the Houston-area's most well-regarded Tex-Mex restaurants has temporarily closed after being damaged in an early morning fire. 

Update: The restaurant reopened August 16 and has resumed normal operations.

The Memorial-area location of Sylvia's Enchilada Kitchen at Woodway near Voss will be closed for at least five days due to the damage it suffered in the blaze, which broke out about 1 am. The cause appears to be the restaurant's wood-burning grill, but that is being investigated, according to a statement issued by owner Sylvia Casares. Fortunately, no injuries were reported.

"(The fire) activated our fire alarm, and fortunately, the Houston Fire Department arrived a very short time later. I cannot say enough what an amazing job they did," Casares writes. Later adding, "I really want to say thank you again to the Houston Fire Department and to all our customers and friends who are reaching out this morning."

Both of Sylvia's other locations in west Houston and Energy Corridor are operating as usual. 

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