The original El Arroyo on West Fifth Street (pictured) is known for its witty sign. (Credit: Ralph Barrera AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

Tex-Mex restaurant El Arroyo, which opened almost 20 years ago†at 7032 Wood Hollow Drive in Northwest Hills, closed yesterday. The original Fifth Street location, which opened in 1987 remains in business. El Arroyo is owned by brothers Austin and Ellis Winstanley, who also own Star Seeds, Caine, The Tavern and Abelís and Hillís Cafe. We have a call out to find out what led to the closing of the restaurant near Far West Boulevard.

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