New restaurant coming to Jefferson at Polk


Los Herrera Cafe is “coming soon” to the restaurant space at Jefferson and Polk, so says the vinyl sign.

A peek through the windows last week showed some interior changes, and it looked like the restaurant could open any day, although efforts to contact the operator were unsuccessful.

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In the past five years, that space has been home to three well-received restaurants: Ojeda’s, Cafe Maya and The Fish. All three ultimately failed, despite good reviews and all our best wishes, leaving us to wonder if that retail corner is cursed. No restaurant seems to stick there.

City Councilman Scott Griggs’ plan to turn Tyler and Polk into two-way streets could change that. The idea is that two-way traffic will increase car and foot traffic to the retailers through that corridor.

So we know you’re not even open yet, Los Herrera Cafe, but hang in there.

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