Campestre Chula Vista to close

Campestre Chula Vista, which made’s list of best new DFW restaurants of 2015, will close after service concludes at 3 p.m. today, Campestre owner Regino Rojas confirmed.

Rojas said that the restaurant, which is in a sprawling old fraternal lodge on a hilltop northwest of downtown Fort Worth, is closing because of structural problems that he says the landlord hasn’t fixed.

“I can’t have my family working under these conditions,” Rojas said in response to an email. “It’s unsafe.”

Rojas, who is also the man behind Revolver Taco Lounge, posted a video on his Facebook page showing one of the reasons he’s closing Campestre: Water leaking through light fixtures every time it rains.

Campestre, which opened in March 2015, won praise for its rustic, authentic Mexican food and its weekend buffet, as well as its patio and its view of downtown Fort Worth. Rojas says that in a few weeks, he will resume the buffet at Revolver.

Revolver itself came close to closing in late 2015, but at the end of the year, Rojas agreed to a lease extension on the West Seventh Street restaurant that will keep it alive. Rojas also plans to open an upscale taqueria-bar in Dallas’ Deep Ellum district (scroll down in link).