The two decade old Sunset Strip location of local fast casual Mexican chain Poquito Más has, it seems, finally succumbed to the pricey leases that plague the neighborhood. As more and more development crowds the glitzy section of Sunset Blvd that Poquito sat on, between La Cienega and San Vicente, the easygoing chain restaurant became a cheapish go-to. Sadly, that’s no longer the case.
No word was given for the sudden shutter, which comes as a surprise given the popularity of the brand throughout Los Angeles, and the relatively recent loss of semi-competitor Rosa Mexicano across the street last year. But as of yesterday, no one’s answering the phone over there and a note taped to the door laments the closure, but hints at a possible new location for the restaurant.
Of course, they’re not the only ones along that bit of real estate turning things over. The lovely Yellowtail has of late become a Japanese-Mexican fusion brand called El Sushito, and much of the rest of the larger Strip is continually in some sort of flux.
Eater reached out to Poquito Más, who confirms the leasing issues that led to the unexpected closure, which came after many last-minute ditch effort attempts to come to a new lease agreement with the landowners. However, they're actively looking in the area for new digs to serve the same customer base, and in the meantime are keeping every member of their longtime staff on board by having them work shifts at other locations.