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5 Houston Restaurant Closures Diners Need to Know Right Now

A constantly updated guide to the city’s dearly departed eateries

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Amy McCarthy is a reporter at, focusing on pop culture, policy and labor, and only the weirdest online trends.

Houston is home to literally hundreds of restaurants, and there’s a new spot that opens (practically) every day. Unfortunately, that constant churn means that there’s also lots of casualties across Houston’s crowded dining scene these days.

Need to catch up on this blazing-fast dining scene? Scope out this list of five restaurants that recently served their last meals.


This Houston breakfast staple closed its doors on Sunday, January 5 to make way for the forthcoming Montrose Collective development, a massive project that will eventually house new (as-yet-unnamed) restaurants.

Andes Cafe

After six years of slinging South American cuisine near Downtown Houston, Andes Cafe opened its doors for the final time on January 5. Fortunately for fans of the beloved restaurant, chef David Guerrero is already working on a comeback — he’s currently on the hunt for a new location to house Andes Cafe while planning to open another South American eatery in Highland Village called Alma.


Rumors of Yauatcha’s demise persisted for weeks before the Hakkasan Group, the international hospitality company that operates the Galleria-area restaurant, announced that it would close in late December. Yauatcha isn’t set to close its doors until February 16, which means that dumpling devotees still have time to hit the glitzy dim sum spot one last time before it disappears.


Pour one out for this comfort food favorite that lasted more than a decade in Houston’s ever-changing dining scene. For those who miss the smoky meats and fun dishes at Beaver’s, head to the brand new Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company — former Beaver’s chef Arash Kharat landed there and so did his barbecue.

Taco Cabana

Taco Cabana’s in a bit of financial trouble, which means that its parent company Fiesta Restaurant Group just shuttered five locations across the city, including the restaurants at 6522 Westheimer Road and 9220 Gulf Freeway, per ABC13. The stores that shuttered were, according to the company, facing “significant losses.”