Primo's, an Uptown Tex-Mex Staple for Two Decades, Is Closed

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The Uptown location of Primo's Tex-Mex closed permanently Wednesday, according to manager Brandon Kundak. Kundak refused to comment on the reason for the closure, instead thanking his customers for their 20 years of loyalty. Owner Frank Linero was unavailable for comment, but his second Primo's location, which opened in Garland in 2007, is still open for business, according to Kundak.

News broke earlier this year in October that the Uptown Primo's was the subject of a federal lawsuit conducted by BMI. The music giant alleged the Tex-Mex restaurant committed copyright infringement on behalf of 11 different artists and publishers. Primo's has yet to submit a formal answer to the case, filing numerous extensions instead. Their next response is due January 22.

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Primo's Tex-Mex Bar & Grille

3309 McKinney Ave., Dallas, TX

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pajdougherty
pajdougherty

Too bad.  I didn't mind the parking, loved the margaritas and especially the stuffed jalapeno peppers.  However, it was way more busy and fun years ago after it first opened.

jmckee3
jmckee3

I walked by on Sunday and noticed city permits issued to Primos for new signage and an awning and as I was reading it without saying a word a guy drove up in a Mercedes SUV, left his car running in the valet lot across the street and ripped the permits off the window, walked back across the street and drove off.


The permits specifically mentioned being issued to Primos.

juanmayeaux
juanmayeaux

BMI pulls that shakedown act to a lot of places and if you don't pay up promptly and hire a lawyer they will back their ASS down.

jmgscott1
jmgscott1

BMI is relentless. If he chose to ignore their warnings and not pay, that was a bad move.

oakclifftownie
oakclifftownie

I am shocked there weren't 5 reasons that it closed .

cajunscouse9
cajunscouse9

Great location, but the food wasn't as good as chain tex-mex and in Dallas that shouldn't be. Hopefully someone will open a quality place there.

MikeD
MikeD

Who cares, that place sucked bad since Eddie left. 

xmantx
xmantx

what the heck, a staple on the block. hopefully something decent goes in there however Frankie's is still vacant too...those other places are terrible parking along the street. If they got nailed for music playing for enough to make them close, that is totally absurd.

xmantx
xmantx

@MikeD true, is the e-Bar still kicking or did they close too? too bad that place is a dump

Sharon_Moreanus
Sharon_Moreanus topcommenter

Parking maybe a issue for you not not everyone else who crammed both places.

It's Uptown where thousands live in mid and high rises.

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