Surprise! Mingos has closed. Here's a list of 10 other restaurants that have occupied that address

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Photo by Rob Bartlett
  • Photo by Rob Bartlett

Photo by Rob Bartlett

Earlier this year, our review posed the question, "Can Mingos establish itself on this hard-to-please corner?" Well, we now have an official answer: NOPE. On Friday, Nov. 21, the restaurant posted the below message on their Facebook page:

"Friends, we regret to inform you that due to an inability to reach an agreement in lease negotiations within a timely manner, we will be closing Mingos Orlando at its current location. Don't worry, we'll eagerly announce a new location, soon! Thank you all for your continued support."

According to Scott Joseph, there is no official word on what will happen to the UCF location of Mingos, but his prediction is that they will undergo a name change.

Mingos isn't the first restaurant to fail on this troubled corner on South Eola Drive. Below is a list of the restaurants that have come and gone (or been announced but never even opened their doors) at this location over the years:

So what do you think – is the space cursed? Or have they just not found the right restaurant for the the neighborhood yet? Mucho Tequila and Tacos always seems busy (unscientific observation), and Sonoma Draught House has been holding strong since 2011. Maybe the next restaurateur to move in should look to them for an example on how to succeed on this corner? We'll keep an eye on it to see what's coming next and let you know as soon as we hear.

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