One of the city’s most recognizable restaurants is expanding to East Austin. Chuy’s Tex-Mex restaurant will open its first East Austin location in the forthcoming Plaza Saltillo mixed-use complex.

The restaurant will join JuiceLand, Tarka Indian Kitchen, Dolce Neve gelato, Hopdoddy and others at the massive complex that stretches six blocks east of I-35 between East Fourth and Fifth streets.

“We are thrilled about the opportunity to bring Chuy’s to East Austin. We are still working with the development to finalize details, so no specific dates are known at this time," Michael Hatcher, Chuy's vice president of real estate and development said. "We are also very excited to continue our partnership with Endeavor Real Estate Group in our hometown of Austin where Chuy’s was born over 36 years ago.”

The location, which does not have a set opening date, will be the eighth in the Austin area and one of almost 40 in Texas for the brand that started on Barton Springs Road in 1982 and now has locations in 18 states across the country.