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Don Huarache closed or just closed for the holiday?

bodie Dec 13, 2009 10:46 AM

I tried calling Don Huarache twice yesterday. The phone rang and rang, alas there was no answer.

I truly love their fresh pressed huaraches, sopes and quesadillas so, I'd be more than a little disappointed if they've closed up shop.

Hopefully, they are just closed for a holiday vacation.

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  1. streetgourmetla RE: bodie Dec 13, 2009 11:14 PM

    Drove by and saw they were open the other day, but will check again.

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    1. re: streetgourmetla
      FranklinJefferson RE: streetgourmetla Dec 30, 2009 04:58 PM

      Certainly hope they still are open. They're out of my way (usually) but I stopped by a couple times after your initial review and have had cravings ever since. I'll be working right down the street from them for a week beginning the 12th and have been anticipating the daily walk down the street for lunch there....

    2. streetgourmetla RE: bodie Jan 30, 2010 02:52 PM

      It is official, Don Huarache has closed. A catering business has occupied the space and hasn't the decency to take down the sign. They've retained the young Central-American woman that was cooking for DOn Huarache. They said the owner might open up again, but the economy was too much on the restaurant this past year.

      Good thing Antojitos de la Abuelita has come to NoHo.

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        bodie RE: streetgourmetla Jan 31, 2010 12:19 PM

        Man, that is a bummer. Don Huarache had such good food and the lady who both cooked and served it could not have been any nicer.

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          streetgourmetla RE: bodie Jan 31, 2010 02:32 PM

          She is a sweetheart. Give Antojitos de la Abuelita a try, just a short drive to Vineland, just north of Oxnard on the west side of the street. They are actually better.

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          linus RE: streetgourmetla Feb 1, 2010 09:31 AM

          almost every time i went to don huarache, i would notice these obnoxious people, surfing the internet and talking loudly about nothing, occupying the corner table. they wouldn't be eating anything, but seem to have the run of the place. i always figured they were running some kind of business out of there, but, like, why the hell are you doing it in the middle of a restaurant while i'm trying to eat my lunch?

          the cook at don huarache is really sweet. she used to recognize me when i came in, and always tolerated my bad spanish.

          que lastima.

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            streetgourmetla RE: linus Feb 1, 2010 09:52 AM

            Those arer the same people. Started renting storage space and using the kitchen for catering, they were always on their laptops, and now they've completely taken over.

            When I inquired about Don Huarache, they barely looked up from their computers to answer.

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