Lew Loatman was a bartender for Enoteca and has continued working for the restaurant during the transformation. (Katy McAfee/Community Impact Newspaper)
Chapulin Cantina, a new Oaxacan-style restaurant, opened at 1612 S. Congress Ave. on July 20. Chapulin Cantina was transformed from the previous restaurant Enoteca. Chapulin Cantina serves authentic Oaxacan bites such as moles, verde marinated mahi mahi and chorizo de bola. It makes all of its tortillas in house fresh daily. For dessert, it serves a mango flan with passion fruit caramel, fresh mango and cilantro. Chapulin Cantina is owned by Daniel Brooks and Ryan Samson, who have been partners in the restaurant industry for over a decade. 512-441-7672. Instagram: @chapulincantina
Katy joined Community Impact Newspaper in May 2022 after graduating with a degree in journalism and certificate in Deaf studies from the University of Cincinnati in April 2022. She covers the neighborhoods of Hyde Park and Hancock, Windsor Park, West Austin/Tarrytown. Prior to CI, Katy served as the features editor for The News Record. When she's not writing, she enjoys reading and spending time outdoors.