Chef Ray Garcia’s popular Downtown taco operation B.S. Taqueria is set to close in April, following a lengthy lease negotiation with the landlord that seems to have come to a standstill. The loss means Garcia and company will have to vacate the property in just a matter of weeks, though they’re very much open for business until then.
There are currently a couple of big For Lease signs actually on the building and four-year-old restaurant windows right now, though the final day of service isn’t until April 13. It seems that both sides of the equation are ready to move on from the busy 7th Street corridor, with reps for Garcia and co. sending along the following statement:
In response to a change in the real estate landscape, the 7th Street location of B.S. Taqueria will close its doors on April 13th. After this date, the restaurant intends to serve guests through catering and events, including its Taco and Churro Carts, while looking for a new home. Chef Ray Garcia and his team love being a part of the DTLA community and invite Angelenos to continue to enjoy the taqueria in the coming weeks.
Garcia also makes clear to Eater that, first and foremost, the hope is to simply relocate the restaurant and return to normal operation somewhere else. The place has certainly proved its popularity and worth over the years, with even the late Jonathan Gold lauding the modern Mexican-American restaurant back in 2015. It’s also worth noting that the change-up does not affect Garcia’s more upscale dinner restaurant Broken Spanish nearby, or the existing B.S. Taqueria inside Staples Center.
As for where the restaurant may end up once it leaves its current Downtown LA location, that remains to be seen. The final day of service is April 13.
B.S. Taqueria. 514 W. 7th St., Los Angeles, CA.