11 businesses now open or coming to Round Rock


Restaurants, a hotel and automotive services make up many of the new businesses that are now open or soon to come to Round Rock.


Besos Cocina & Cantina was slated to open in late June, past the press deadline for that issue, at 3107 S. I-35, Round Rock. The Mexican restaurant will occupy a building that once housed the Tortuga Flats restaurant, which closed in 2018. www.facebook.com/besosrr

Embassy Suites by Hilton open May 3 at 270 Bass Pro Drive, Round Rock. A grand opening was held on May 24. Among other amenities, Embassy Suites offers pet-friendly accommodations, free Wi-Fi, and a business center. 512-308-3883. www.hilton.com/en/embassy

Long Island Delicatessen opened May 24 in the former Little Red Wagon building at 1207 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock. The deli is locally owned and offers bagels, sandwiches, black and white cookies, cheesecake, and various sides.

512-505-8123. www.longislanddelitx.com

Project Pollo opened April 7 in the University Commons mall at 200 University Blvd., Ste. 600, round rock. The national chain’s vegan restaurant offers sandwiches and burgers made with plant-based meat alternatives to beef and chicken; sides, including mac and cheese, fries, and loaded potatoes; and desserts, such as cookies and oatmeal milkshakes in various flavors. 512-843-4085. www.projectpollo.com

Red Lotus Asian Grille opened May 28 in the Round Rock Boardwalk Mall at 2601 S. I-35, Ste. A500, Round rock. The menu offers starters, including fried calamari, spring rolls, and Vietnamese spring rolls, as well as desserts and kid-friendly options. Main courses include pho, General Tso’s and pad thai. 512-366-5442. www.redlotusasiangrilleroundrock.com

Strickland Bros. Oil change in 10 minutes open mid-May at 2001 SAW Grimes Blvd., Round Rock. MG Spanial owns the Round Rock location and services include drive-thru oil changes, emissions checks and inspections, and fleet vehicle maintenance. 833-787-2767. www.sboilchange.com

Sushi Nini reopened June 1 at 117 Louis Henna Blvd., Ste. 160, Round rock. The restaurant closed in June 2021 due to a fire and restaurant repairs were recently completed. Sushi Nini is a sushi and sports bar offering a variety of sushi and sashimi. 512-671-6464. www.sushinini.com

A You’re here service center opened in early March at 3520 Wadley Place, Round Rock. The collision center performs body work and other services for Tesla vehicles, and appointments can be made through the Tesla app. 737-800-5714. www.tesla.com

Texas Top Team Jiu Jitsu officially opened June 1 at 602 E. McNeil Road, Ste. 108, Round Rock. Classes at the jiu jitsu school include striking, martial arts for children, and Brazilian jiu jitsu for adults. 512-717-3562. www.texastopteam.com

Round Rock’s Third whataburger location opened in early May at 281 University Blvd. The regional burger chain began renovating a building once occupied by a Steak N’ Shake in late 2021, adding new signage and adding the company’s signature orange color to the interior. 512-351-3356. www.whataburger.com


Higher Level Urgent Care will open a new location in August at 3200 Greenlawn Blvd., Ste. 160, Round rock. Next Level Urgent Care offers an online queue, allowing patients to wait for their appointments at home rather than in the waiting room. www.nextlevelurgentcare.com

Representatives of Velvet Tacos confirmed that a new location will be coming to the area soon, but a target opening date or location has not been set. Velvet Taco is a national chain with multiple locations in Texas. The restaurant offers a variety of specialty tacos and margaritas. www.velvettaco.com


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