Mon, May 20, 2024

A slice of Texas moves to Downtown Augusta

El Paso, with its blend of Tex-Mex and authentic Mexican food, is moving into the original Mellow Mushroom location on Broad Street near 13th.

In 2023, Mellow Mushroom moved across the street to 11th and Broad and left an artistic void that El Paso is filling. A painter from the Houston area came in to hand paint the walls as part of a total renovation. The bar will now be “U” shape and face Broad Street.

The Chavez family is hoping to open by mid-May, pending their liquor license approval, and plan to serve customers between 10:30 in the morning and 10 in the evening, Sunday through Thursday, and 10:30 A.M. til 11 P.M., Saturdays and Sundays.

2 top tables will fill the narrow walkway to the back of the restaurant and part of where the old bar was.

“Augusta is kind of a cool place because we are intrigued by the Masters and we love being in downtown locations. Our Athens location is downtown and we love being by our neighbors and taking part in community events like parades,” said Anna Chavez, who along with her husband will operate their first CSRA location.

Besides Athens, the Chavez family has restaurants in Valdosta and Lilburn on the Georgia side and Spartanburg and Sumter on the South Carolina side, along with seven other locations in Florida, Louisiana, and Texas.

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