San Antonio’s Beto’s Alt-Mex closes due to inflation

After more than 25 years on the Northeast Side, Beto’s Alt-Mex is closing its doors after one last hurrah on Sunday, March 19. After an uncertain and financially tight year due to inflation, the owners say it is not sustainable to stay open.

San Antonians can grab one last plate (or two) of fish tacos and empanadas from 11.00 to 20.00 on Saturday and Sunday 18 and 19 March. Brunch will be served until 14.00, and there is a happy hour all day.

The cost of running the restaurant has gone up 40% in the last 12 months, co-owner Chris Masker told MySA, “but it’s just not food, it’s also utilities, insurance, everything.”

Chris and his wife Michelle bought the restaurant three years ago during the COVID pandemic. They hope to revive the brand in a more modern location once economic forces stabilize, Chris said, noting that operating in a historic 100-year-old structure on Broadway came with its own set of exorbitant costs.

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