After making its triumphant return earlier this month, Ray's Rio Bravo is expanding hours to satisfy Tex-Mex cravings earlier in the day. Previously offering dinner only starting at 4 p.m., the resurrected restaurant will open daily at 11 a.m. and serve lunch until 3 p.m., starting this Saturday. In addition to the regular menu, specials and combination platters will be available.
Owner Ray Schoenbaum launched the original Rio Bravo franchise in 1984 before eventually selling out to Applebee's in 1995, and all locations were shuttered by 2002. Last summer, Schoenbaum launched Ray's Rio Bravo Catering, bringing back some of his original Tex-Mex fare. That move sparked rumors that Rio Bravo would finally make a comeback, and the news was confirmed last November. Schoenbaum also owns Ray's on the River, Ray's at Killer Creek, and Ray's in the City.