Located in Austin, Texas, El Arroyo is a Tex-Mex restaurant that is famous for its margaritas and chips with queso. But they’re even more famous for their hilarious sign which they update daily with witty sayings, pop culture references, satirical statements, and quirky jokes. El Arroyo is so popular for being on point with their sense of humor that they even boast a 34K-fan Instagram account. We bet some people go eat there just to read the signs!
Thanks to the phonetic similarity of “would” with golf player Tiger Woods’s last name, this saying makes all other sayings look boring. Tiger “wood” definitely have a laugh at this one!
We all know that falling in love is great, but it comes with many complications and difficulties. This phrase is trying to express just that: don’t go through the harshness of love when you can enjoy the simplicity of sleeping.
The Earth rotates once in about 24 hours with respect to the sun, so this phrase is being extremely literal—which makes customers crack up. With humor as the first impression, customers will sure enter happily to Los Arroyos.
LET’S TACO ABOUT IT
No one really loves to be on a diet because—hey—that means no tacos. Since El Arroyo is famous for its Tex-Mex menu, they give people on a diet a great idea: hold a taco on each hand, and you’ll have a balanced diet—smart.
Who hasn’t accidentally called their teacher “mom”? Most adults can relate to this childhood experience; which totally makes sense. You’re spending most of your day with your teacher, so it’s a totally honest mistake to confuse her with your mom. The main difference though is that your teacher won’t be picking up your dirty drawers or baking you cookies.
HUNGRY. ALWAYS HUNGRY.
The main objective of El Arroyo is to advertise its food and make customers happy. A witty way to do it is by reminding them they’re hungry and they need their food. With this sign, they went the James Bond way and succeeded at it.
NAP MY THING
The reason why most people love this phrase is because most of us can relate to it. We’ve all been kids and hated naps; but now as adults with no time, we would pay a fortune for just 20 minutes of it.
Max. Buddy. Daisy. Every dog has its very own unique name. But have you ever wondered if they have a name for you? What dogs think catches the curiosity of many: do dogs actually think? Ugh! We might need a Coke and tacos to wash away all this deep thinking!
YOU SNOOZE, YOU LOSE
5 more minutes; that’s all we ask for when our alarm goes off. When we hit the snooze button, they go by so fast you might be tempted to hit it again and again. If only the same was the case with microwave minutes—and no, standing in front of it won’t make the timer go faster.
And the remaining 10% is probably figuring out where NOT to eat. It’s true: couples seem to have a hard time deciding where and what to have for dinner. Thank god Los Arroyos serves good food and has great signs, making the decision easier!