Mexican restaurant in Austin earns fame for funny signs

by 31/05/2017 22:35:00 0 comments 1 Views
  • El Arroyo, a Tex-Mex joint in Austin, is famous for its sign outside
  • Employees change it daily with new jokes, witty puns, and observations about current events 

By Carly Stern For Dailymail.com

Published: 22:46 BST, 31 May 2017 | Updated: 23:35 BST, 31 May 2017

An Mexican restaurant in Texas has earned the approval of tens of thousands of fans— but it's the food that's drawing attention.

El Arroyo, a Tex-Mex joint in Austin, has been enticing customers — and cracking up the internet — with its very clever signs.

Instead of advertising happy hour specials or new taco recipes, El Arroyo uses the sign to share daily jokes and puns.

Sometimes topical — like today's sign, which features a dig at Tiger Woods — and sometimes just observational, the signs have become locally famous and earn thousands of likes on Instagram.

In fact, it's such an institution that when a storm destroyed the 600-pound landmark in February, the restaurant scrambled to get a new one up to keep customers happy.

Making their mark: El Arroyo, a Tex-Mex joint in Austin, is famous for its sign out front
Making their mark: El Arroyo, a Tex-Mex joint in Austin, is famous for its sign out front

Making their mark: El Arroyo, a Tex-Mex joint in Austin, is famous for its sign out front

Busy busy: Employees update the sign every day with new jokes
Busy busy: Employees update the sign every day with new jokes

Busy busy: Employees update the sign every day with new jokes

On topic: They often share topical jokes, like this one posted today about Tiger Woods' DUI arrest
On topic: They often share topical jokes, like this one posted today about Tiger Woods' DUI arrest

On topic: They often share topical jokes, like this one posted today about Tiger Woods' DUI arrest

Tacos, please! Only a few of the restaurant's signs are food-focused
Tacos, please! Only a few of the restaurant's signs are food-focused

Tacos, please! Only a few of the restaurant's signs are food-focused

We can relate: This particular sign joked about the shared past-time of sipping on margaritas while trash talking
We can relate: This particular sign joked about the shared past-time of sipping on margaritas while trash talking

We can relate: This particular sign joked about the shared past-time of sipping on margaritas while trash talking

Pun-tastic: The Tex-Mex restaurant is particularly good at puns
Pun-tastic: The Tex-Mex restaurant is particularly good at puns

Pun-tastic: The Tex-Mex restaurant is particularly good at puns

Eat up! They sometimes make jokes about eating too much food
Eat up! They sometimes make jokes about eating too much food

Eat up! They sometimes make jokes about eating too much food

We've all been there: Many of their signs are super-relatable 
We've all been there: Many of their signs are super-relatable 

We've all been there: Many of their signs are super-relatable 

Dem tacos always win: It's hard to diet when tacos enter the equation
Dem tacos always win: It's hard to diet when tacos enter the equation

Dem tacos always win: It's hard to diet when tacos enter the equation

The sign is also quite popular on social media thanks to frequent posts from the restaurant 
The sign is also quite popular on social media thanks to frequent posts from the restaurant 

The sign is also quite popular on social media thanks to frequent posts from the restaurant 

Brilliant: Some of their witty observations are just too spot-on
Brilliant: Some of their witty observations are just too spot-on

Brilliant: Some of their witty observations are just too spot-on

A lovely poem: They're also helpful ¿ this sign may have enlightened a few people
A lovely poem: They're also helpful ¿ this sign may have enlightened a few people

A lovely poem: They're also helpful — this sign may have enlightened a few people

Yikes! In February, the 600-pound sign was destroyed during a storm
Yikes! In February, the 600-pound sign was destroyed during a storm

Yikes! In February, the 600-pound sign was destroyed during a storm

They quickly got it back up to share funny messages like this one
They quickly got it back up to share funny messages like this one

They quickly got it back up to share funny messages like this one

Visit for the wit: The sign has become somewhat of a local landmark in Austin
Visit for the wit: The sign has become somewhat of a local landmark in Austin

Visit for the wit: The sign has become somewhat of a local landmark in Austin

Cute: Though not all of their jokes are original, they are all funny
Cute: Though not all of their jokes are original, they are all funny

Cute: Though not all of their jokes are original, they are all funny

With the times: This sign plays on the slang use of the word 'extra'
With the times: This sign plays on the slang use of the word 'extra'

With the times: This sign plays on the slang use of the word 'extra'

Well they're not wrong... Somehow, we don't see the word 'irrelephant' catching on
Well they're not wrong... Somehow, we don't see the word 'irrelephant' catching on

Well they're not wrong... Somehow, we don't see the word 'irrelephant' catching on

Find an app on that app! Tinder would be much better if it involved nacho delivery
Find an app on that app! Tinder would be much better if it involved nacho delivery

Find an app on that app! Tinder would be much better if it involved nacho delivery

Truth! When you eat tacos all the time, you may not stay in the best shape...
Truth! When you eat tacos all the time, you may not stay in the best shape...

Truth! When you eat tacos all the time, you may not stay in the best shape...

Tex-Mex Asian fusion crossover! The foodie jokes are always a hit
Tex-Mex Asian fusion crossover! The foodie jokes are always a hit

Tex-Mex Asian fusion crossover! The foodie jokes are always a hit

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