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Tag: Tacos Guaymas Tacoma

Jan.
29th

Finally opening in Puyallup – El Toro Mexican Restaurant on Canyon

For years, a sign just off Canyon Road in Puyallup advertised the future home of El Toro, a chain of Mexican restaurants operating in the South Sound since 1979. Years passed, there was no activity, no construction at the site. Just that weathered sign. Ruben Arias Jr. whose father Ruben Arias Sr. founded the chain, said he received so many emails and calls, he could not  respond to a fraction of them. The emailers and callers kept asking the same thing – are you ever going to open?

The answer is yes. El Toro is opening. The 160-seat restaurant should be fully running in the next few days. Read more »

June
17th

Carnitas lovers rejoice: Tacos Guaymas near Tacoma Mall reopened today

Chicken flautas at Tacos Guaymas, which reopened today four months after a fire closed the restaurant. Among the things to like about Tacos Guaymas is the slow simmered whole pinto beans.

It took four months instead of the six weeks they were expecting to reopen, but Tacos Guaymas on 38th Street is back in business.

A fire on Feb. 16 shuttered the popular taqueria near Tacoma Mall. An oily rag spontaneously combusted in the back of the restaurant and made a mess of the kitchen. The back area of the kitchen was fried, the menu board melted from the heat of the flames. Smoke damaged some of the booths. Owner Salvador Sahagun told me in March he thought it would take a month to repair the damage. As is so true in the restaurant world, one month usually turns into somewhere between three to nine months (wouldn’t it be great if an app could convert restaurant time into real-world time? I’d pay at least $4.99 for that app).

I visited today and saw the new menu board and the dining room looked like it had been fluffed and buffed. Read more »

March
24th

Restaurant delays: An update on Porter’s and Tacos Guaymas in Tacoma

The smoked pork ribs at Porter's Place Southern Cuisine & BBQ are three-napkin good. I use this photo every time I write about Porter’s moving just so I can aggravate your rib craving. I’m mean like that.

Porter’s Barbecue and Tacos Guaymas are making progress, but both restaurants are behind their deadlines to reopen. Click “more” for an update on both popular Tacoma eateries. Read more »

March
1st

Tacoma’s Tacos Guaymas will reopen this month

Tacos Guaymas expects to be back in business by the end of March.

The popular taqueria on 38th near the Tacoma Mall has been closed since a fire caused $50,000 in damage Feb. 16.

I spoke with owner Salvador Sahagun today, and he told me that Read more »