Another Brady Street staple, Cempazuchi Comida Bravo, 1205 E. Brady St., has announced that it will close in the coming weeks.
Known for its regional Mexican cuisine, including mole and fish tacos, the restaurant opened to the public in spring of 1999. Its cuisine has been acknowledged by a number of publications, including Food Network Magazine in 2014.
The closing was announced this morning with the following message on Facebook:
"We want to take a moment, and share some news. After almost 18 years here at 1205 E. Brady St., Cempazuchi will be closing within the next several weeks. This is a personal decision that comes after much thought, and the time just feels right. It’s time to seek out new adventures, take time to see more of the world, and see what else might be out there.
"We thank everyone who has come in our door since April of 1999, and hope to see many of you one or two more times. Wish us well, order your favorite dish, have one of our delicious Margaritas, sip some Tequila or Mezcal, and share a story or two. We will have specials throughout the next several weeks, so please stop in.
"When Sal Sanchez Jr. and I took that leap, and decided to open Cempazuchi, it was with the hopes that people would come to understand and appreciate the great and varied culinary cultures of Mexico. I know Sal would be proud of what we accomplished, and we owe that all to our great customers who have become like family.
Watch OnMilwaukee for additional details about the space as they become available.
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