A restaurant in Texas is making its customers and the internet laugh out loud. El Arroyo is putting up hilarious and witty signs to draw attention and bring smiles to people’s faces, and we’ve collected some of the very best ones.

So scroll down, have a good laugh, and upvote your faves. Don’t forget to leave a comment telling us which sign you liked the best and why. When you’re done with this list, you can check out Bored Panda’s previous article about El Arroyo’s hilarious signs right here.

El Arroyo was opened back in 1975 in Austin and has become a local landmark ever since. The restaurant is incredibly proud of its black-lettered sign and it’s become somewhat of an icon in the state capital of Texas. The best part? You can even email them suggestions if you have any witty ideas for their sign: just send them a message at sign@elarroyo.com.

More info: ElArroyo.com | Instagram | Twitter

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Boop
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2 months ago

:0

Kat Rogers
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2 months ago

I'M Older Than HOME COMPUTERS! 💩, I'M OLDER THAN FREAKING COLOR 📺!!

Kanga9ine
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2 months ago

That's okay. I tell people I'm older than dirt. I tell some I'm older than God but I have to argue too long to convince them I was only joking. They tend to agree that it's very possibly true.

Water Bottle
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2 months ago

Google it

Mama Panda
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2 months ago

haha I told my son that and I think his brain just exploded!

Karen Klinck
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2 months ago

I can remember carphones that had cords running from the handset to the cradle. Come to think of it, I can remember TVs that were a tiny 5 inch screen set in a beautiful piece of furniture, that had doors that closed in front of the screen so n one would see it. We got a whole two channels.

Snowy Tundra
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2 months ago

I had one of those phones for work. It was in a small bag with the battery in the bottom. The antenna didn't work very well in some of my favorite places, so my activities were restricted a bit when I was on call. We had a brick phone too, and its antenna was worse than the bag phone.

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Kk C-Mcgee
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2 months ago

Oh. My. God. Why'd you have to go and point out the truth to me?! My lies to myself were working!

Mshauri Mazuri
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2 months ago (edited)

Every millenials are.

Lulu
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2 months ago

lol ✖‿✖

Felicia Dale
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2 months ago

Raises hand: me, too. By a LONG SHOT.

Roadkill TheBrave
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2 months ago

LMAO I feel this so hard.

Mary Montgomery
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1 month ago

My favorite! I'm older than cell phones & personal computers too. Inconceivable!

Lacie Duffek-Flores
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2 months ago

what the F**K F**K

Ninja Nonna
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2 months ago

LOLOL.

Toni Ferchak
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2 months ago

laughed out loud !!!!

slywlf
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2 months ago

Me too LOL

OkieDonut
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2 months ago

I was literally born only 5 months before google came out but I still use this on kids haha

Kaori
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2 months ago (edited)

I even joined pre-google (kinda)search engine(more like indexing)part time job in Japan! Of course I didn't make millions.

Mónica Elisabeth Sacco
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2 months ago

My daughter simply couldn't believe me when I told her that TV was B&W when I was a kid.

Jude V Steeves
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2 months ago

Me too

COHEN SURBAUGH
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2 months ago

:/

danielw
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2 months ago

well... I'm older than the internet. I was like five or six when we got compuserve in our house (dad's was a unix admin... early adopter, blah blah blah.) spent who knows how many hours playing this 3d maze game....

ispeak catanese
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2 months ago

I'm older than remotes and color tv! OLDER than 24 hr tv channels! OLDER than MTv!!! 👵

Tammy Standish
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2 months ago

ha

Jo Choto
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2 months ago

I feel that.

Laura Osborne
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2 months ago

I told my niece (16 years old) recently when she was struggling with her homework that we didn't have computers, let alone google etc. her answer? I remember in history lessons that you used slates with chalk - that's what you did wasn't it? I'm 47!

ispeak catanese
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2 months ago

Were you hanging out with Laura Ingalls @ recess?

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Walter Smith
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2 months ago

I'm older than the internet and cell phones...

All's Gravy
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2 months ago

Get them to Google it to prove it.

Janakiram A
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2 months ago

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Kids are RIGHT. Being older is not being WISER!

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desert29rat
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2 months ago

Oh my god, they're right!

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DancingToMyself
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2 months ago

Hahahahaaa

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El Arroyo jokes that since its name means “The Ditch,” it’d better have food that’s good. The restaurant acknowledges that they love goofing around and having a good time, but they take Tex Mex food seriously.

The restaurant’s online presence has grown by leaps and bounds over the years. El Arroyo currently has 236k followers on Instagram and it doesn’t look like the flow of new fans will be stopping anytime soon. The staff working there know just how popular their signs are, so they’ve even published three books about them.

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Mike Crow
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2 months ago

This is funny, but why do women wear bras? And why do people shame those who don’t wear them?

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desert29rat
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2 months ago

Good one.

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K. aka letmeplaywithkittens
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2 months ago

stealing this one. oh god, i need to sleep and frown for a few days now.

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With the number of different signs that El Arroyo puts up, some of them are bound to make someone angry. That’s exactly what happened in 2005 when the restaurant put up a sign revealing a mega plot twist at the end of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (you know the one I’m talking about). There was some backlash, but eventually, people got over it.

According to Austin Monthly, the witty and sharp signs may have been the reason why somebody tried to burn down the restaurant way back in 1998. Wow, some people really can’t handle someone trying to be funny, can they?

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Mimi M
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2 months ago

LOL!

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K. aka letmeplaywithkittens
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2 months ago

seriously though, i would love this. just hope i wouldn't be roped into working on/ for a date.

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Ninja Kitty
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2 months ago

I guess it's just the fact that I rewatched frozen, but when it says "It might pass like a kidney stone", it reminds me of that one troll. I-passed-a...4952b.jpeg I-passed-a-kidney-stone-5ea2dab74952b.jpeg

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troufaki13
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2 months ago

Yes we do! :)

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Sheri Lattimer
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2 months ago

That's almost like a tongue twister....try saying it 3 times really fast.

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DancingToMyself
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2 months ago

Commas actually saves lives! "Eat, my child, please!" OR: "EAT MY CHILD, PLEASE!"

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Monika Soffronow
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2 months ago

I need a taco to love right. this. moment.!

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Sheri Lattimer
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2 months ago

I'd almost feel sorry for whoever ended up with my 2nd husband.

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Monika Soffronow
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2 months ago

Love it!

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Mshauri Mazuri
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2 months ago

Then in that case,coffee in the morning, tequila at night.

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Luna Lovebug
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2 months ago

I was born ready for Home isolation. Been practising social distancing my entire life. And now I don't have to feel guilty anymore for staying home all the time.

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Mark Serbian
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2 months ago

They live close by the chips and salsa

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Boop
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2 months ago

YES

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Jackson Bowen
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2 months ago

I think everyone who has ever met me has a therapist that knows about me lol

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Firework
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2 months ago

This is more depressing than encouraging and funny, I get screamed at for sleeping just half an hour longer than I'm supposed to.

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Mark Serbian
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2 months ago

ouch

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Caleigh
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2 months ago

Not believing in Santa is also okay though. I was never lied to about Santa's existence and preferred it that way, as I was a sensitive child and would have gotten my heart broken when I would have found out he wasn't real.

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Boop
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2 months ago

ahh yes, humor based on my pain

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Ninja Kitty
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2 months ago

yes! But I think I need to buy a new 2020.

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Bender Bending Rodríguez
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2 months ago

So so true.

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Ninja Kitty
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2 months ago (edited)

yeah! leaf that guy! and if he wants to fight about it, just say, "you wanna pizza this?"

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Mark Serbian
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2 months ago

My new life philosophy

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Firework
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2 months ago

My dad's 48 but he knows how to use tik tok 😂

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JessG
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2 months ago

Heeheehee

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Monika Soffronow
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2 months ago

The longer the lockdown lasts - the later in the day it becomes morning.

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Monika Soffronow
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2 months ago

Yep, even though the "everything happens for a reason"-phrase is one of the crappiest there is, always told by uncaring people to people who suffer. No guys, there is no reason, but things happen regardless. Peace to mankind and clean hands!

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Ninja Kitty
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2 months ago

I see what you did there.....

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slackjack
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2 months ago

I'll be glad when this "influencer" phase is over.

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Bambi
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2 months ago

Lmao!

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