Ray's Rio Bravo is back in business. The locally celebrated Tex-Mex restaurant, which saw its last outposts shutter more than a decade ago, opens once again today at 4 p.m. Rio Bravo has set up shop in the former Tasty China II space at 6450 Powers Ferry Road in Sandy Springs. Initially, the restaurant will serve dinner daily, beginning at 4 p.m. Regular hours eventually will be Monday through Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Thursday from 11 a.m. to midnight, Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m to 10 p.m.
The original Rio Bravo franchise, which became immensely popular thanks in part to its fresh tortillas from "The Machino," was started by local restaurateur Ray Schoenbaum in 1984, but all locations were closed 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 be making 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. Take a look at the Rio Bravo menu below.