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Is Pastores closed?

  • pane Mar 13, 2012 09:20 PM
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In another post, Euonymous reported that Pastores, much beloved for Irma's chilaquiles, may be closed. Euonymous has visited several times recently and only seen a shuttered storefront.

Irma's hours and vacations have always been strangely opaque for a restaurant. Any chance she's on vacation? Has anyone eaten there in recent weeks?

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  1. I've eaten there in the past month and seen Irma since then walking on the street. Will call or walk by this week.

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    1. re: Windy

      GrubStreet reports that a new biz is taking over the space.
      http://sanfrancisco.grubstreet.com/20...

      1. re: Melanie Wong

        This is sad. I really hope she continues making her chilaquiles elsewhere

        1. re: Dave MP

          There is a Beer/Wine Transfer Notice in the window. We're very sad to see it going.

        2. re: Melanie Wong

          That is terrible news, but thanks for sharing, Melanie. I hope she reappears elsewhere, perhaps with help to manage the business end.

          The hours and vacation situation was always idiosyncratic verging on irrational, but I love Irma and her food. After a particularly harrowing New Years Eve a few years ago, I arrived at Pastores looking like road kill, and asked her for an agua fresca. She didn't have any fruit, but ran out to the market next door to buy a pineapple. She juiced and handed over the entire thing for three bucks. Couldn't be a nicer person.

          1. re: pane

            I can't remember if I've told this story here before, but I showed up one afternoon savagely hungry. The door was unlocked, but nobody was there but Irma, and she informed me that she was closed for a private party that was happening in about an hour.

            Me: <sad face>
            Irma: Would you like some tilapia?

            She fixed me a huge plate of tilapia with possibly even more sides than the usual fried tilapia plate comes with - queso fresco, rice and beans, salsa, tortillas, just the works. Then she charged me only $9 for it, which I think was considerably less than the menu price. From that day forward I swore an oath of undying feallty to Irma.