The Andalé Management Group has put a cork in Botellón, its Spanish-influenced Castro District restaurant, which closes after less than a year in business. Botellón opened in January of this year at 2200 Market, taking over a snazzy corner space of a new development, where it replaced another relatively short-lived restaurant, Mexican-leaning bar and restaurant Hecho.
A note on the door at Botellón spotted by Hoodline thanks customers for their patronage and invites them to visit the Andalé group’s restaurant Mezcalito, which opened on Polk Street in 2016. Andalé also operates several airport restaurants like Andalé at SFO and OAK. Eater SF has reached out to the group for comment on the recent closure.
In past months, a sandwich board outside Botellón has advertised a new menu and new chef, but the changes were, perhaps, too little too late. Neighboring arcade bar Brewcade, meanwhile, recently sent a letter to the San Francisco Planning Department seeking to merge its smaller space, which lacks a kitchen, with the Botellón restaurant space. The Planning department is still considering that request.