Our Story

In 1931 a little Tex-Mex restaurant opened in Austin just steps from the University of Texas and the State Capitol. Jaime Tames, and ex bull-fighter from San Luis Potosi, brought with him his famous Jaime’s Margarita’s and charismatic personality. It quickly became an Austin institution, with politicians from the Capitol having lunch, University of Texas Students having dinner with their families, and Longhorn fans piling in before and after the sporting events. The restaurant closed in July 2010. To this day, it's still the longest operating restaurant in Austin. The Tames Family made enough of their secret recipes of Red Jalapeno Garlic Salsa and Green Tomatillo Garlic Salsa to fill the UT stadium.

The tradition lives on through our original Jaime’s salsa and queso.