Effective today, Central District's Mexican El Mestizo Restaurant closes its doors. A tipster tells Eater that a waiter alerted him to the imminent closing last week, and today's Facebook post confirms that intelligence:
We are officially closed for business. Thanks to all our loyal patrons for a great two years! We are hoping to relocate next year to a better location so stay in touch!El Mestizo opened in June 2010.
Capitol Hill Seattle has noted that El Mestizo's building has been slated for redevelopment, and they have been looking to move. In June 2011, Sarah Groome-Carrillo, an El Mestizo rep told CHS:
Yes our building was sold earlier this year and the new owner plans to redevelop the lot. At the moment the owner is planning to honor our lease until May 2012. We should be in the same location until then unless we find a more suitable location before then. We will be looking for a new home for El Mestizo starting the end of this year. Hopefully we can find something a little closer to Capitol Hill proper, but if not we are also looking at Madrona. With a little luck we won't have to move that far and can continue to serve all our amazing local customers who have made our restaurant such a success!