What we do

LOCAL | MODERN MEXICAN 

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El Topo was founded as a love letter to Mexican food as it's cooked in Texas. Tex-Mex as it's traditionally served, with pre-packaged, commodity ingredients and vague connections to either Texas or Mexican terroir, is a force El Topo stands staunchly against. We serve food that we've made from scratched or rigorously sourced from ethical purveyors. We work closely with Urban Harvest and the vendors of the farmer's market to bring food to you that is exciting, nurturing, and memorable.

Tony Luhrman

CHEF | OWNER

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Tony has been a pitmaster, a project manager, a graphic designer, and a knifemaker. He's cooked in various capacities over the years both personally and professionally. Born in San Antonio, he fell in love with Mexican culture and cooking there as well as his wife, Kale. They have a son named Ezra.

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