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Tacos Punta Cabras Reportedly Pushed Out of Santa Monica Space by New Landlord

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Tacos Punta Cabras, Santa Monica
Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Out of nowhere it seems that Westside Mexican food specialist Tacos Punta Cabras has ceased to be. The place now sports a big fat “closed” notification on its Yelp page, and a recent Facebook post confirms the shutter.

So what happened? It seems — as usual — a lease agreement is to blame, with owners Josh Gil and Daniel Snukal weighing in to say that they simply “had to move.” If that sounds a little too even-handed, it’s worth checking out Gil’s Instagram page where he adds that the “new landlords gave us no other choice.” Here’s the full Facebook statement:

Luckily though, it seems that not all is lost in the Tacos Punta Cabras world. A sign in the restaurant’s window reportedly tells readers that there are plans for a new location at 10th and Broadway, still in Santa Monica. That’s backed up by Gil’s own Instagram post as well as the above Facebook note, which obviously also notes the addition of parking (always a massive issue with the first location) as well as beer and wine.

This isn’t the first time that Gil and Snukal have run into leasing issues. The pair previously ran a short-lived burger stand in Downtown as well, but that fell through for similar reasons only six months in. Now it’s onward and upward with the new space in Santa Monica, though there’s no official timetable as of yet.