By: Jory Lange of

Cabos San Lucas was closed for four days as part of an investigation into a Shigella outbreak in Lavaca County, Texas.  The restaurant, located at 1636 N. Texana, Hallettsville, Texas, 77964, is set to reopen this evening. Multiple people have reported getting sick after eating at Cabos San Lucas in the last week.


This Shigella outbreak is being investigated by the Texas Department of State Health Services Public Health Region 8 (DSHS PHR 8). DSHS PHR 8 has received reports of multiple people who became sick after eating at a common location.  Health authorities are testing food from the location and interviewing people who ate at the location before getting sick.

Common symptoms of shigellosis are:

  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea, which may contain blood and/or mucus
  • Stomach Pain
  • Fever
  • Urge to pass stool (poop) but bowels are empty

Symptoms usually start 1-2 days after infection and last 7 days. In some cases, frequency and consistency of stool (poop) do not return to normal for several months.

The investigation is ongoing.