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Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen Reopens After Being Damaged By Fire

The damage took just a bit longer than expected to repair

The Epicurean Publicist
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Last month, Eater reported that the Woodway location of Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen had been damaged by a kitchen fire, forcing it to close temporarily. Now, the popular Tex-Mex spot is officially on the mend.

Announced via release, Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen will officially reopen today for lunch. The restaurant was closed for just a little over two weeks for repairs after the fire, which started in one of the kitchen’s wood-burning grills. A significant portion of the roof, ceiling, and wall adjacent to the grill were damaged.

According to a spokesman for Sylvia’s, the restaurant is currently planning a “thank you” to the Houston firefighters who rushed to the scene. According to the restaurant’s owners, the firefighters’ “amazingly fast” arrival prevented the fire from causing far more damage.

The doors kick open at 11 a.m., just in time to bring a little queso to this otherwise dreary day.

Fire Causes Significant Damage At Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen [EHOU]