Restaurant and bar brand Buzzy Austin is coming to Midtown

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Gabriela’s, based in Austin, will open in the spring of 2022 in Midtown at 1910 Bagby. The Mexican restaurant is owned by the Gabriela’s Group hotel group which operates restaurants and bars in Austin. Photo: Gabriela’s Group

A group of Austin restaurants known for their venues serving Michoacan-inspired Mexican fare and festive, colorful cocktails are coming to Midtown.

Gabriela’s Group, an Austin restaurant and bar hospitality group, announced Monday that it is bringing its by Gabriela mark at 1910 Bagby with a slated opening in the spring of 2022. The massive 9,600 square foot space has been tenantless for years; it is the site of several failed restaurants, including BlackFinn American Grille, Republic Smokehouse & Saloon, and Laurenzo’s Bar & Grill.

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Gabriela’s will be the first location outside of Austin for Gabriela’s Group (owned by Michoacan natives Garbriela and Arturo Bucio), which operates two Gabriela’s, Taquero Mucho, Mala Vida, Revival Coffee and Seareinas, a seafood and Sinaloa-style sushi.

Gabriela’s menu includes queso flameado, Mexican street corn, oysters, ceviche, shrimp aguachile, seafood cocktails and tostadas, sopes and tortas, tacos (including birria and sea bream), enchiladas and fajitas. The drink program is extensive, with margaritas, palomas and Mexican martinis, micheladas and shots.

Gabriela’s Group is known for its scene restaurants with lots of Latin flair and Instagram-worthy cocktails and food.
According to Monday’s press release, Gabriela’s Group plans further future expansion in the Houston market.

Greg Morago writes about food for the Houston Chronicle. Follow him on Facebook or Twitter. Send him topical tips at [email protected] Listen to him on our BBQ State of Mind podcast to learn more about barbecue culture in Houston and Texas.




  • Greg Morago

    Greg Morago was editor and reporter for The Hartford Courant for 25 years before joining the Houston Chronicle as food editor in 2009. He writes about food, restaurants, spirits, travel, fashion and beauty . He is a native of Arizona and a member of the Pima Tribe of the Gila River Indian Community.

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