SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) -After 62 years of continuous operation in San Antonio, the Mexican Manhattan Restaurant downtown has closed.
The popular restaurant on the River Walk, which was a favorite location for many local families who celebrated birthdays and other special occasions there, shut its doors for the final time Saturday night.
“The decision did not come lightly, of course, but it’s time to smell the roses,” said Larry Karam, current owner and oldest son of founder Tony Karam. “After 62 years of making tacos, I would like to spend time with my family and travel.”
Mexican Manhattan Restaurant was founded in 1958 in a single space on Soledad Street northeast of Main Plaza and San Fernando Cathedral. By 1999, the restaurant had expanded to occupy three buildings and a patio area overlooking the picturesque San Antonio River Walk.
“We are so grateful and incredibly fortunate to have spent the last six decades serving San Antonio. We thank our friends and multiple generations of loyal customers for the years they have spent supporting our business,” said Karam. “From the bottom of our hearts, thank you.”
The family of a longtime waitress at Mexican Manhattan posted the following on Facebook.