Guaca Mole Moving To NuLu — And Gaining A Rooftop Patio And Murals

The East End’s Guaca Mole restaurant is moving to NuLu, near Olé Hospitality Group’s other ventures, La Bodeguita de Mima and Señora Arepa. 

Owner Fernando Martinez said the new location at 900 E. Market St., formerly Rye on Market, will be “incredible.”

“[Co-owner] Yani [Martinez] and I just returned from Oaxaca where we were picking up some art for the interior and playing with some new cooking techniques,” said Fernando Martinez in a statement.  “We have had so much success in Nulu with Señora Arepa and Bodeguita de Mima. Guests can expect an experience of the same caliber. It is the space we have been waiting for.”

Renderings for the new Guaca Mole show a massive Frida Kahlo mural outside and a balcony and patio featuring hanging, egg-shaped chairs.

These chairs are also featured indoors, as well as a sugar skull motif.

The Martinez cousins opened their Mexican restaurant Guaca Mole in 2013, featuring their spin on traditional Mexican food, avocado-based dips and Latin American cocktails. The East End location will remain open while the Martinez’s prepare their new space.

“When people ask, I always say that this is my favorite of our concepts because I think we execute the menu particularly well.” said Yaniel Martinez in a statement. “With this new space in a high-visibility area, the murals, and one of the best roofdecks in the city, I think it is going to be a hot ticket.”

Olé Hospitality Group also owns Taco Luchador and Steak & Bourbon.

Here are a few renderings of the plans for the new Guaca Mole space:

A look at the concept for the vibrant bar area.
A lounge space with hanging, egg-shaped chairs.
A view of what the outside will look like.
The new location will feature a large, upstairs patio, with a massive Frida Kahlo mural.
The inside will feature art from Oaxaca.
Another view of the concept for the bar area.