Socorro’s Historic Casa Apodaca Houses 4 Exciting New Visionaries
Thanks to its new and innovative visionary tenants, Casa Apodoca is making waves and gaining significant buzz not just locally but nationwide.
Casa Apodaca, the historic hacienda, sits right across the street from the art gallery Casa Ortiz, Three Missions Brewery, and Bodega Loya in Socorros's flourishing art district, only 20-minutes away from downtown El Paso.
Surrounded by adobe buildings and built-in 1900, Casa Apodaca is over a century old and was once the site of the area's first silent movie theatre, which opened just a couple of years later in 1902.
Since then, Casa Apodaca has gone through various changes from a private residence to an Airbnb and today is home to four exciting new tenants, including a couple of restaurants, an art gallery and display space, and a revamped theatre.
Moonlight Adobe Theatre
This incredible theatre which originally premiered the original Pancho Villa silent movie in 1919, still stands today. The Moonlight Adobe Theatre has reopened as a venue accomodating weddings, quinceaneras, private parties, music and art shows, dinner events, and much more. To book an event, visit Moonlight Adobe Hall on Facebook.
Cocol Coffee Bar
One of two eateries at Casa Apodaca is Cocol, a coffee and wine bar with a rustic feel and a touch of modern flair offering a variety of coffee selections from fresh drip, espressos, and lattes to pastries, soups, quiche, sandwiches, as well as wine and weekend brunches. Follow Cocol Coffee Bar on Facebook for hours of operation.
Next door to Cocol is El Charlatan, a ramen taqueria that has received local and national attention thanks to its fusion of Mexican and Asian cuisines. Most recently, El Charlatan received kudos for its economic revitalization and contribution to the city of Socorro. Texas Monthly also acknowledged the tasty eatery for its Bourdain Ramen bowl as the best in Texas. To make a reservation visit El Charlatan on Facebook.
Paradox Immersive Art
Local artist Laura Turon created an immersive art experience with environments and projections that let visitors become part of the art. The visual space opened last year but has since closed and will be moving to a new area. We'll keep you posted on what moves in next; until then, you can visit Paradox Immersive Art on Facebook for updates on their new location.
With so much history behind Casa Apodaca, it's terrific to see that it continues to shine bright for all to see, taste, and enjoy, with so many unique spots waiting to be discovered by locals and tourists alike.