Say Adios to Chef Johnny Hernandez's El Machito ... For Now


  • Courtesy of Grupo La Gloria

Chef Johnny Hernandez is making moves. The chef has just announced via press release that he'll be relocating El Machito to the Brooks (formerly Brooks City-Base) on the Southside.

Hernandez first opened El Machito with all the fire-roasted meats in 2014 at The Quarry and added La Gloria-esque features to the menu less than a year ago. The last day of service is Sunday, November 12, so go get that chorizo verde while you still can.

The announcement also includes details on a new La Gloria, which will make it the fourth in the city.

“We’re thrilled to bring the Johnny Hernandez brand to Brooks,” said Brooks
President & CEO Leo Gomez in the press release. “The addition of these two local, high-profile restaurants puts a spotlight on Brooks as an emerging area of San Antonio."

The restaurants are both expected to open in the fall of 2018.

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