Americado Closes — Again

Americado

Here we go again — after a whirlwind two years, West Berry Street food hall Americado is officially closed. For real this time.

by Rebecca Williams

Here we go again — after a whirlwind two years, West Berry Street food hall Americado is officially closed. For real this time.

Americado, the sister concept of Magnolia Avenue’s La Zona, has closed its doors. According to Americado, the closure was due to “a number of factors,” but with this announcement comes new plans for La Zona.

Beginning Saturday, La Zona will expand its menu offerings, adding fast-casual Mexican street-style tacos, canned beers and margaritas to its St. Sofia section from 10 p.m. – 2 a.m. (Friday and Saturday). Furthermore, in the spring, the restaurant is set to add both a mini food truck park and live outdoor entertainment, including live bands and DJs.

La Zona co-owner Tyler Casey said in a statement that he and his team believe these changes “will not just make La Zona memorable, but unforgettable.”

Americado experienced a tumultuous cycle of closings and re-openings since its initial launch in March 2017. The restaurant underwent a conceptual evolution towards the end of last year, expanding from its solely Mexican offerings to include a variety of food from multiple vendors, including Brix BBQ and Sin’ya Ramen, in a sit-down setting.

“The closing of Americado was a necessary decision, but a hard one,” Casey said in a statement. “I am proud to bring a part of what we created into La Zona so that guests can continue to enjoy the wonderful flavor in the new location.”