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Was Ricky's Fish Tacos Ratted Out By Local Restaurants?

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Matthew Kang is the Lead Editor of Eater LA. He has covered dining, restaurants, food culture, and nightlife in Los Angeles since 2008. He's the host of K-Town, a YouTube series covering Korean food in America, and has been featured in Netflix's Street Food show.

Word just in from a tipster that spoke with Ricky Piña in the aftermath of Ricky's Fish Taco's closure. The taco stand was indeed forced to close by the health department. But this wasn't a random health inspection. Apparently, it was the suggestion of local businesses, including another taco restaurant up the street on Hillhurst, that had incessantly called the health department to shut down Ricky's operation.

Now, it was probably the worst kept secret around town that Ricky's wasn't operating with a full health permit, so the action is no surprise. But it does beg the question as to how businesses are supposed to respond to popular street food vendors. Since last week's closure, Ricky has tweeted that he's looking non stop to find a new location.
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Ricky's Fish Tacos

1400 N Virgil Ave Los Angeles, CA 90027