^
Keep Houston Press Free
4

UPDATED: Say Good-Bye to La Casa del Caballo: El Tiempo's Moving In

It's no longer a mystery as to what is going to happen with El Tiempo 1308 Cantina when it closes at the beginning of 2015, but unfortunately, the other side of that story is that La Casa Del Caballo is closing.

Public relations firm The Epicurean Publicist relayed this statement from Roland Laurenzo, president of El Tiempo Cantina. (The firm is no longer officially representing El Tiempo but kindly obtained this statement anyway.):

The rumor is true. La Casa Del Caballo will close on December 31, 2014, and we will take possession on January 1, 2015. We will remodel the space during January, February and March, more or less, and we expect to move there on April 1, 2015 at the latest. Then we will close 1308.

La Casa Del Caballo is the third restaurant to close in that location since La Strada closed in 2009. La Strada was nearly legendary for its eclectic post-party brunch scene.

I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Houston and help keep the future of Houston Press free.

Update 12/22/2014, 10:43 a.m.: Eric Sandler of Culturemap Houston reports that La Casa Del Caballo may not be gone for good. They are reportedly scouting possible new locations in the Bellaire area.

La Casa Del Caballo opened in February 2013 after both Don Julio and Café Bello failed to make a go of it in the big, two story building. It was the only steakhouse in the heart of the Montrose and perhaps best known for the $170 four-pound ribeye cap called "tapa de lomo." It was enough tender, juicy meat for four to eight people to share, depending on what else was ordered.

It earned a positive review from Houston Press' former restaurant critic Kaitlin Steinberg on July 24, 2013 and was #53 on Houston Chronicle restaurant critic Alison Cook's Top 100 Restaurants list.

Keep the Houston Press Free... Since we started the Houston Press, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Houston, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Houston with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.

 

Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.