Once again it seems that Ricky Piña is on the move. The Baja native behind the massively popular Ricky’s Fish Tacos in Silver Lake spent one final day at his Virgil Avenue home yesterday, and will begin taking the truck back out on the streets effective immediately.
Piña started tweeting about the upcoming location change to his nearly 10,000 Twitter followers a few days ago, before deciding that Sunday would be the final day of service from the corner parking lot. Moving forward, Piña will be back on surface streets, saying yesterday that he has plans to first land just up the street outside the Goodwill on Hollywood Boulevard.
He's also likely to further expand his range with the truck — Piña has been doing more catering with the rig, and even some night stops recently — which means he could end up anywhere from the Eastside to Culver City, assuming there’s room for him to park.
Better still, Piña hopes to strike up a deal with the Vons across the street from his previous location on Virgil, which would allow him the space to continue in the same neighborhood while keeping a bit of the sit-down vibe he’s had for years. No guarantees on that front, but if it works out that would certainly be good news for folks in Los Feliz / Silver Lake.
Ultimately the move is precipitated by Piña himself, who felt he needed to move on from the address he’s called home for years. There are now Westside Rentals signs hanging from the building and the parking lot, with only a single handwritten note from the truck left on the fence, letting everyone know that Ricky’s is one the road once more. To keep up, you’ll have to follow them on Twitter, just like the old days.