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South American Staple Andes Cafe Shutters, Plots a Comeback

Chef-owner David Guerrero has plans to revive the restaurant later this year

Andes Cafe
Andes Cafe
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More than six years after opening its doors near Downtown Houston, chef David Guerrero’s beloved South American restaurant Andes Cafe has closed its doors.

Guerrero announced the news in a Facebook post on January 3, noting that Andes Cafe would serve its final plates on January 5. “With a broken a heart I have to inform you guys that unfortunately Andes Café will have its last service this upcoming Sunday,” Guerrero wrote. “Thank you for all your support and love for the last six years. We are looking for a better and new location and will see you soon.”

According to Houston Food Finder, Guerrero’s landlord at the space at 2311 Canal Street sold the property, which meant that Andes Cafe lost its lease. Back in 2018, Eater reported that the chef was working on a new Peruvian-influenced stall for the recently debuted Bravery Chef Hall in Downtown, but that project didn’t pan out. At present, he’s working on an upscale new South American eatery called Alma that’s set to hit Highland Village sometime this year.

Guerrero is currently on the hunt for a new location for Andes Cafe — stay tuned for more details on where he lands.