Soleo Mexican Kitchen, Once Maker of a Mighty Pozole, Is Closed

Lori Bandi
So long pozole
If you've driven down Hillcrest Avenue across Northwest Highway on a recent evening you may have noticed the lights were out a Soleo Mexican Kitchen. The restaurant closed at the end of January after a year and three months in business. Lupe Velasquez, who operated Soleo with owners Maria and Roberto Velasquez, posted a brief missive on the restaurant's Facebook page to announce the closure.

With much regret, Soleo is closed.

To our regular customers, we are very grateful for the support you gave us in our desire to open a warm, neighborhood restaurant. The Velasquez family will always remember your kindness. We'll continue to be available for catering please contact Lupe Official Cain Velasquez Fan Page at xxx-xxx-xxxx. Thank you again.

Ignore the reference to Ultimate Fighter Cain Velasquez, who has nothing to do with Soleo. "Yeah, I messed up the link," Lupe Velesquez said. Sadly, the closing announcement was not an error.

Business was simply too slow, according to Velasquez, who offered that the well-established El Fenix located just around the corner probably didn't help matters. Thankfully the Valasquez' remaining El Paisa restaurants are still in business. "The taquerias are doing better than ever," Valesquez said.

Location Info

Soleo Mexican Kitchen

8611 Hillcrest Rd, Dallas, TX

Category: Restaurant

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If you need a worthy replacement for comfy homey soup = El Taquito on East Grand, chicken soup (not tortilla soup).  Tuesdays only !

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I enjoyed Soleo a few times, but it was never busy when we went at lunch.  

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