BIZNOTE: Taqueria La Original needs a new home, too

Thanks to Rich for the tip – less than two weeks after West Seattle Produce closed at future apartment site 4722 Fauntleroy Way SW, another closure: Mexican-food truck Taqueria La Original was towed off the lot this morning, and like WS Produce, it is now in search of a new home. We talked with TLO management by phone; they’re hoping to find a new home in West Seattle, but “it’s hard.” Once the truck does find a new location, they promise to announce it online. Taqueria La Original took the spot outside WS Produce almost exactly a year ago, same spot left by another food truck, Beloved Mexico, just over a year earlier.

9 Replies to "BIZNOTE: Taqueria La Original needs a new home, too"

  • Swede. January 4, 2018 (2:47 pm)

    They make some good food!

    Didn’t realize the truck didn’t run though (towed off)…

  • Conjunction Junction January 4, 2018 (3:31 pm)

    Why do we not have  a food truck court in WS?!  Wasn’t that  a concept for the park where the old dry cleaner was at the Fauntleroy Junction?  Or at least it should have been….

    • WSB January 4, 2018 (4:01 pm)

      We don’t have a court but there are places that have food trucks daily or nearly daily. For example: South Seattle College, Ounces – rotating schedules. Then there are a couple fixed trucks – one by Red Cup Espresso in The Junction, one by the gas station north of Lincoln Park, and there are the regular dinnertime appearances of Thai U Up at the 76 station across from Roxhill Elementary. And EL Rey del Taco north of Home Depot. And the Falafel Salam truck continuing at the Farmers’ Market even with the fixed-location restaurant further south in The Junction … forgive me if I’m forgetting someone somewhere! – TR

    • carole January 4, 2018 (5:13 pm)

      I agree.  My sister’s neighborhood in Portland has a corner lot which houses a variety of food trucks. Always able to find a good meal without having to hunt down where a truck is at any given time or day.  Would be a fun addition to West Seattle to have a group of them in one place.

    • Swede. January 4, 2018 (5:14 pm)

      That’s a great idea. The one I’ve visited in Portland was super nice, great food and beer and it made for a really nice atmosphere and people just hung out and talked with each other, in person, not txting! 

  • Brittany January 5, 2018 (7:17 am)

    Ahhh I hope they find a home soon! I frequent this truck 2-3 times a week and I didn’t realize they were moving at the end of the year too.

  • 22blades January 5, 2018 (7:47 pm)

    I think the “Food Truck Revolution” is a stopgap measure and a symptom of unsustainable commercial rent conditions. I would venture to say that all these truck operator’s would like a proper brick & mortar restaurant. It is interesting to see the multitude of “mixed use” projects with For Lease signs. Sometimes I think they don’t even care to have occupancy (having met the obligations of zoning requirements). Conditions have certainly deterred me from investing here.

    If the product is good, I’d rather sit in a heated , dry table setting as opposed to standing on a cold, wet sidewalk, but, it ain’t gonna happen soon. Best of luck to TLO & the search of a new location in a timely manner to keep their loyal customers.

  • dawsonct January 16, 2018 (7:27 pm)

    I have spent a good portion of my professional life in the industry, 22B, and I can assure you that your thoughts and ventures are well off the mark, for the most part. 
    In fact, while some of the food truck chefs have moved into b&m locations, most have still maintained a presence in the trucks. See: Fork, Marination, etc.
    The trend has also gone the other way in some cases.

    At least I can rest assured you won’t be blocking MY path on the way to some terrific food. I have a jacket, so weather isn’t really a problem for me.
    Hope to see La Original open up again soon. Terrific food, very responsive to carne suggestions -tripas and lengua lovers? You’re welcome!- and the sweetest family operating the business. 
    Some of the best Mexican food in the area.

  • dawsonct January 16, 2018 (7:45 pm)

    Haha! Fork…
    Wrong tool, I meant Skillet.

Sorry, comment time is over.

WP-Backgrounds by InoPlugs Web Design and Juwelier Schönmann