Longtime Austin restaurant Changos Taqueria to close next month

Another longtime Austin restaurant is closing its doors.

The owners of Manuel's restaurants and Changos Taqueria announced Thursday that Changos, located on Guadalupe Street, will close on November 14.

The restaurant opened in 1998 just one mile north of The University of Texas at Austin campus and quickly became a popular spot for quality Mexican food, according to a release from the owners. 

The property, an 1800-square-foot building and patio space on a double lot with parking next to the Wheatsville Food Co-Op, is listed at $1.65 million.

“We’ve built a reputation for consistency and quality. Now it’s time to capitalize on that success and expand our brands," co-owner Jennifer McNevin said in the release. "One of the things we are considering is working with area grocery stores to offer ready-made packaged foods, which people can take home and eat. Although it was a difficult decision to make, selling the real estate on Guadalupe will free-up the resources needed to pursue new projects."

This is the second major announcement from the owners this year. In July, Manuel’s Great Hills announced that it would extend its lease on Jollyville Road through 2025.

“We’ve had a good run at Changos and are looking forward to the next chapter," McNevin said. "We appreciate the loyal customers who have supported us — many of whom have become friends."

As a thank you to its regular customers, Changos will offer free queso with equal purchase in November.