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What's up with Taqueria Vallarta?

psb Nov 7, 2006 03:23 PM

hey does anybody know what's up with Taqueria Vallarta?
first the dood who ran the taco operation outside disappeared
and now the whole place has been shuttered for some weeks.

is it under construction or is it dead or ...

ok TIA.

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    Constant Velocity RE: psb Nov 8, 2006 03:49 AM

    A score of 47 by the department of environmental health:

    http://www.dph.sf.ca.us/eh/Violations...

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      orezscu RE: psb Nov 8, 2006 04:16 AM

      That's a fun tool. Here's a link to the query page, use the restaurants full name:

      http://www.sfdph.org/eh/Violations/Lo...

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      1. re: orezscu
        Boythefoodtalksto RE: orezscu Nov 8, 2006 04:37 AM

        But be careful; they use the official (licensed) name of the place, which may not be exactly what YOU call it, and they do not always spell the restaurant's name right. If it returns NOT FOUND, try going back and just entering the first letter of the name and then scrolling through the alphabetic list. Excellent link.

      2. psb RE: psb May 25, 2007 12:01 AM

        Taqueria Vallarta is open again.

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        1. re: psb
          Melanie Wong RE: psb May 25, 2007 12:07 AM

          Still cooking outside?

          1. re: Melanie Wong
            psb RE: Melanie Wong May 25, 2007 01:20 AM

            well they have the same (taco) apparatus, but they've moved it just
            inside the doorway. the elote/tamale person is manning the other door way.

            there was some banner outside about some BBQ place "coming soon"
            but i dunno if that is just a name change or they are retooling.

            it was the same staff behind the counter.

            1. re: psb
              Melanie Wong RE: psb May 31, 2007 04:10 PM

              Inside now, good, I thought that might be the reason they were shut down. Closest to a decent taco I'd found in the City.

              1. re: Melanie Wong
                chaddict RE: Melanie Wong Jun 1, 2007 09:26 AM

                Roommate went last night and she said it has gone downhill. Shame as I loved eating that taco outside on a cold night...

                1. re: chaddict
                  psb RE: chaddict Jun 1, 2007 10:02 AM

                  i thought the carne asada tacos at least were indistinguishable
                  from what they were like before.

                  i havent had anything more complicated than a burrito/torta/quesedilla
                  there, so if you mean the prepared meals, i wouldnt know about that.

                  althought i wasnt sure if they still had their salsa bar. it wasnt at the
                  usual place but i was only getting some tacos, so i didnt look around
                  much.

                  the strawberry agua fresca i had wasnt that good, but that was in the
                  range of normal variance.

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