Ray’s Rio Bravo, which opened to great excitement just down the street from Ray’s on the River in Sandy Springs in August 2015, shut down Wednesday, Feb. 15.
Part of Jewish restaurateur Ray Schoenbaum’s local restaurant kingdom, Ray’s Rio Bravo represented the rebirth of a successful regional Mexican chain that Schoenbaum started in 1984 and sold in 1995. But the new restaurant suffered from inconsistencies in food and service, and many nights the huge parking lot was mostly empty.
“We are incredibly appreciative of the support of our guests and the hard work of our staff. We hope to see you at our other restaurants, including Ray’s in the City, Ray’s on the River and Ray’s at Killer Creek,” reads a message at www.raysriobravo.com. “We are excited to continue to offer our fresh & fun catering menu, so please contact us at Ray’s on the River for information. Additionally, the restaurant will be available as a venue for any private events!”