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Address: 1617 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704-3046
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This place has been closed--it was a front for heroin smugglers!

There was a big bust on the news. they arrested about 16 people, including some of the owner's family. Go to Polvo's instead, also on S. 1st, or really splash out & go to Torchy's... read more

1 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 November 2012
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2012 via mobile

There was a big bust on the news. they arrested about 16 people, including some of the owner's family. Go to Polvo's instead, also on S. 1st, or really splash out & go to Torchy's Tacos.

Thank ESLJo
Austin, Texas
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2012

I hope someone that can cook buys this place and keeps the paintings on the walls and brings back the great bands like the Eggmen, Cornell Hurd, and Lucky Tomblin band. I had many a great Thursday night there so sad to see it is closed.

Thank GinnyCAustin_Texas
Austin, Texas
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2012

A few days ago a ring of heroin dealers was busted. They all worked out of "Jovita's", including one of the owners. According to the authorities, heroin has been sold out of this restaurant for years. I think they are planning to reopen it at some point. I've never eaten at the restaurian and maybe the rating based on criminal... More 

Thank Cleopatra06
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2012

This little restaurant has been there since the mid 90's but feels like it's been there forever. Great dance floor, awesome staff and easy access from the downtown area. I've seen so much great live music there. Worth taking the time to go there for a nice casual dinner with friends and family.

Thank Chella G

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