Mexican restaurant with one-price food, cocktails closed in South Africa

Cervecería Chapultepec, the Mexican chain of single-price restaurants that opened two locations in San Antonio in 2020, has closed both locations.

The announcement fell suddenly Facebook from Chapultepec to San Antonio the page on Monday. An employee reached at the location on Texas 151 just outside of Loop 410 confirmed that the location on East Elmira Street near the Pearl closed on Sunday, while the Texas 151 location closed last week. He gave no further details.

With Mexican-inspired tacos, margaritas, burgers, colorful cocktails, beers, tequila shots and more, all priced at $3 each, Chapultepec drew big crowds in its first few weeks. at the East Elmira site, even at the height of the pandemic. The chain opened its second location on Texas 151 a few months later.

But the resort-style party atmosphere of Chapultepec’s bar and patio also drew unflattering attention.

The formula failed to connect in an Express-News review in 2021 that asked, “Is it worth it?” Yes and no. But mostly no. It’s a false economy. By the time the giddy thrill of your third $3 frozen daiquiri wears off, you’ve ordered six plates of subpar food and spent $27, as much as you could have paid for something better elsewhere.

Last year, Cervecería Chapultepec was named in a $20 million wrongful death lawsuit against a driver accused of being drunk and hitting a San Antonio cyclist, alleging the driver had been drinking in Chapultepec before the ‘incident.

With over 120 locations in Mexico, Central America, South America and Spain, Chapultepec apparently no longer has a foothold in the United States. The only other US site listed on its website, in McAllen, closed late last year, according to its Facebook page.

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