Los Angeles — — The Acapula-based Tacos Locales restaurant is getting a major makeover.
The restaurant, located in the Mission District, has been closed since February, when its owners decided to shut it down.
The closure was a result of the city’s water crisis and the closure of the nearby Mariposa neighborhood.
The Acaculcos closed in February, citing water restrictions.
The owners had recently purchased the restaurant, which had been in the building since 1997, and now want to reopen it.
“We wanted to go back to the roots,” said chef Luis Martinez.
“The tacos have always been here.
It’s just that the neighborhood is getting gentrified.”
Acapulas restaurant is located at 100 W. Valencia Blvd., in the heart of the Mission.
The space is used to serve tacos, burritos, enchiladas and more.
Acapules taco menu features a combination of meats and vegetables, including guacamole, encho de jalapeños, salsa, corn tortillas, and a taco topped with a chicken and pico de gallo.
Acaños Tacos, a new concept created by Martinez, features a similar concept to the original Tacos and is expected to open by early spring.
The new location will feature a small kitchen and seating area.
“In a place like the Mission, we don’t have the resources to keep all of these places open,” said Acapulo co-owner David Rodriguez.
“When you think about how many tacos are being served in a day in the area, it’s very overwhelming.”
The owners plan to reopen the new location next month with an open kitchen.
Acaculas tacos are also now available on Sundays and will be served at other locations throughout the neighborhood.
Acasos Tacolos, which is being run by Martinez and his wife, Elena, opened on Dec. 15.
Martinez said he had no idea it would be such a hit.
“I was shocked.
I’m a small guy.
I wasn’t sure I would make it through my first month,” he said.
The tacos were so popular that they are now sold out.
The Tacos are now on sale for $9.99 per taco.