The very white, very modern-looking new restaurant on Rainey Street doesn’t exactly fit with the rest of the converted bungalows on the hottest street in Austin. But that’s so intentional it’s built into the name: “no va” means “no go” in Spanish and is a nod to the distinctness of the architecture. The original architect of the spot (before No Va existed) had already created an open design that chef Brad Sorenson and his team built on, and he has already been in for dinner and given the space his blessing. As Sorenson says, “Everything the guest touches is organic, from the mesquite wood to the leather.” Indeed, the organic juxtaposed against the industrial creates an interesting modern vibe.
87 Rainey St.; 512-382-5651