about us

The Local was established Nov. 2019 in the height of growth for Downtown Abilene. Owners, Justin and Alex Russel decided to create a restaurant in the heart of Downtown Abilene, with a goal to add more flare and diversity to the downtown experience.
Abilene natives, General Manager Gabe Stokes and Executive Chef Cody Enriquez teamed up after over twenty years of experience to present an unforgettable dining experience. An elevated take on contemporary mexican cuisine and cocktails combined with superior customer service is where The Local strives.

During these uncertain times, guest safety is our utmost priority. The Local provides socially distanced seating throughout, and even includes a year-round tempered patio, party room, and mezzanine space. Our team is determined to keep The Local thriving as a sense of community for our guests. Whether you are looking for a craft cocktail, signature taco, a place to lounge with your friends, or mobile catering, The Local is here for all your cravings.