West Seattle food: Taco truck leaving Morgan Junction

March 27, 2014 at 10:11 pm | In West Seattle businesses, West Seattle news | 23 Comments

Just in via text (206-293-6302), that photo of a sign mentioned today by several readers, who said the operators of the Taqueria El Antojo food truck posted it, telling customers they have to leave the Morgan Junction spot where they’ve been parked for the past six months, by the Short Stop market and adjacent cleaners north of Morgan Junction Park. The property is expected to become an expansion site for the park – the city’s been working for about two years to buy it – but county records do not show a finalized sale. If we hear about a new location for the truck, we’ll mention it – please let us know if you see it first.

23 Comments

  1. I like these guys a lot. I hope the new site is close to the old.

    Comment by Argonautter — 10:24 pm March 27, 2014 #

  2. Tis a sad, sad day. Loved the truck, I live so close.

    Comment by Oakley34BLAM — 10:44 pm March 27, 2014 #

  3. Noooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by smokeycretin9 — 10:49 pm March 27, 2014 #

  4. Yes please make the park bigger so more people can sit and drink all day. What a waste of space. Tear it down and build a nice Mexican restaurant and give the funds to improve all of the other good and appropriately appointed green spaces and parks in West Seattle.

    Comment by Thd — 11:20 pm March 27, 2014 #

  5. Meh. No loss. Food was average at best. I feel for the unfortunate people in the apartment building squeezed between the taco truck (can you imagine the smell wafting into your small apartment day after day?) and the loud and obnoxious drinkers that now call the Bridge home. I can hear the drinkers/smokers now (talking at the top of their voice as heavy drinkers are want to do) as I’m getting ready to (try) and sleep. The Bridge is an upgrade over Chuck and Sally’s in food and drink, only. Same drunken selfishness exhibited by the patrons. Anyone within earshot is held hostage night after night. Good times…

    Comment by Keep it down! — 11:44 pm March 27, 2014 #

  6. For crying out loud, it’s a ‘truck’. Therefore, mobile. As in, it can move quickly if/when needed. Even if it’s because they are planning to expand the park, why not just let them stay until the said date that some actual progress might commence?

    Comment by Ken — 11:53 pm March 27, 2014 #

  7. Just to be clear … I don’t know that the move has anything to do with the city buying the site … I will be asking Parks tomorrow, but they definitely don’t own it yet, so if it is indeed anything to do with the site ownership, it’s somebody else.

    Comment by WSB — 12:07 am March 28, 2014 #

  8. Um, dear Keep It Down, there are many many places to live in West Seattle. There are many places with small apartments on quiet side streets in West Seattle. You chose to live in a commercial district. Why, I do not know. Need I say more?

    Comment by Roddy — 12:29 am March 28, 2014 #

  9. That’s too bad. I used to stop there at least once a week to get some great carnitas. I hope they find a new location close by soon.

    Comment by Stef — 1:25 am March 28, 2014 #

  10. Not related directly to the food truck but,
    IMO, it seems wrong to take tax paying businesses, properties, and jobs off the City’s revenue stream, to be replaced by the perpetual revenue drain of another underused piece of park.

    Comment by old timer — 8:00 am March 28, 2014 #

  11. @Roddy–I think you confuse the residential community that is the Morgan Junction neighborhood with say, the commercial bar district of Pioneer Square. It seems to be a common mistake given the increasing level of late night noise since the Bridge open its doors. It is a problem. It will be addressed. Believe it.

    Comment by Keep it Down — 9:19 am March 28, 2014 #

  12. I prefer El Rey de Taco down by Home Depot much more, but I can never seem to catch them open anymore.

    Comment by natinstl — 9:25 am March 28, 2014 #

  13. It’ll be addressed by whiners moving somewhere else. The Bridge is the best thing to happen to the neighborhood in quite a while.

    Pity about the taco truck – would be nice if the park expansion included a pad for mobile food vending to give folks a reason to hang out in the park.

    Comment by Karl — 9:52 am March 28, 2014 #

  14. That is a great idea, Karl. You should contact the city council or park district (not sure who would be best) and mention that suggestion. I agree, keeping the park active with vibrant positive activity might be a deterrent for the negative activites mentioned on the blog to take root there.

    Comment by ACG — 10:04 am March 28, 2014 #

  15. @ old timer.. well said. For all missing this truck, the same folks run La Fondita in White Center on 15th SW across from US Bank next to the roasted corn stand!

    Comment by KD — 11:16 am March 28, 2014 #

  16. Love that Taco Truck I am going to miss it. Hope they can find a new spot in West Seattle

    Comment by SMK — 11:59 am March 28, 2014 #

  17. I work right next to the truck and loved their food, the prices were great and they were so nice! They will be missed :(

    Comment by Happy Guy — 12:16 pm March 28, 2014 #

  18. La Fondita in White Center is excellent food and hospitality. I love going there. I had no idea that they ran any other locations. I hope they find a good new location. They deserve to have success with the hard work and great product they put out.

    Comment by James — 12:26 pm March 28, 2014 #

  19. I don’t know why everyone is assuming this has anything to do with the parks acquisition. The sign says it’s a dispute between the building owner and the dry cleaner. My guess – and it is only a guess – is that the dry cleaner’s lease does not allow them to host another business.

    Comment by Community Member — 12:53 pm March 28, 2014 #

  20. lame :(

    Comment by Jacob — 1:36 pm March 28, 2014 #

  21. Bummer – I hope they find a place nearby that old spot!!

    Comment by WSgal — 4:55 pm March 28, 2014 #

  22. What is realy funney is the fact that if the food comes off a food truck then the food must be good;. But you know some food trucks suck. just because it comes off a truck does not mean the food is going to be unreal .

    Comment by boy — 10:33 pm March 28, 2014 #

  23. Wow. That’s some next-level analysis right there, boy.

    Comment by Stef — 7:59 pm March 29, 2014 #

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