BIZNOTE: Baja Taco is closing one of its West Seattle restaurants

Thanks for the tips. We’ve confirmed that Baja Taco in Jefferson Square is closing – as of 4 pm Friday (November 30th). After confirming that, we went over to check on Baja Taco in Westwood Village, where staff told us that their restaurant is NOT closing. (Both Baja Tacos were originally part of the Taco del Mar chain.) This is the second Jefferson Square eatery closure in less than a year, after Subway last January.

14 Replies to "BIZNOTE: Baja Taco is closing one of its West Seattle restaurants"

  • Lagartija Nick November 27, 2018 (7:02 pm)

    So not surprised, there food was never even kept warm, let alone hot.

  • Patrick November 27, 2018 (8:51 pm)

    Ever since it changed from Taco Del Mar to Baja Taco it went downhill.  Stopped going when the owner yelled at an employee in front of me..

  • Paul November 27, 2018 (9:28 pm)

    We eat at the Westwood store regularly. The food seems about the same as when it was Taco Del Mar to us. It’s our first choice for a quick family meal and we’re very happy the Westwood store is staying open.

  • WGA November 27, 2018 (9:59 pm)

    No big loss. I’m a block away and what I really still miss is the taco truck that was parked in front of West Seattle Produce (also gone!). I guess I’ll walk an extra block to Chipotle or Tacos Guaymas (recently cleared of tax evasion).Funny-I did not notice the place was no longer Taco del Mar for almost a year!

  • onion November 28, 2018 (7:38 am)

    WGA, There is also a very decent taco truck next to Pagliacci. Not quite walking distance from the Junction, but the Mexican food truck at the corner of Lincoln Park is  excellent. Plus there is always White Center …. I’d check out any of these options  before giving my business to Chipotle.

    • Please November 28, 2018 (10:29 am)

      @onion-i cannot let your comment about that taco truck at the Lincoln park gas station go unchallenged. The last time I went there (as i will never go again) my daughters burrito caused her to vomit a record 9 times. In retrospect, we should have clued in at the site of the giant dead rat laying by the dog water bowl at the corner of the gas station building- about 12 feet away from the taco order window. I had to literally step around the rat to order my food. I wish I was making this up, but this experience is burned into my memory by my guilt of seeing this disgusting rat in clear view of taco staff, then continuing to order the burrito that almost killed my 8 year old daughter. Taco trucks are trendy @ Onion, but this one- not excellent. 

    • Wes C. Addle November 29, 2018 (8:21 am)

      That is the best taco spot in the area.  El Chapauline I believe? It is within walking distance of the junction for most people, it’s one block away!

  • PrioritizePeople November 28, 2018 (9:20 am)

    Jefferson Square is truly a strip mall eye sore that with a bit of work could transform into a more community-friendly hub. The current design seems to purposely work against this. From not being able to see the stores from the street to a hazardous parking lot that people have to traverse to reach their destination. It’s an all-around disaster. I don’t hold out hope that the owners will upgrade this development until all of the other stores close or move into better, more accessible buildings. Bartells is already doing this all over the city and others will too. It’s only a matter of time. 

  • alki mom November 28, 2018 (12:23 pm)

    I stop there once in a while for a quick lunch, and I always though the woman in charge of that location (not the owner, the one that prepares the food!) was the nicest, I hope she finds something else and that this won’t be too stressful for her :(

  • Chris November 28, 2018 (12:51 pm)

    When it was Taco Del Mar, it was enjoyable.   It was the one place we could take our dad & he would be content and full.   The owners knew about that, so they were happy when we came in.   We have not been there for a while, and now understand why.    Hopefully, something else will go in there to tempt our palates.   

  • Wsrachel November 28, 2018 (2:17 pm)

    This is so sad. The lady that works there works it seems like everyday..24/7. She is so sweet. She always would remember my face and order. Very nice Lady… 

    • WGA November 30, 2018 (11:58 pm)

      Rachel- Yes, the lady who was there ALL THE TIME was really nice and friendly. I hope she lands somewhere else soon.

  • SE November 28, 2018 (3:24 pm)

    Update: The store will now close for good at 2pm on Thursday. I will miss this quick spot for a hardy and inexpensive lunch. The woman who works there has been at this location for more than 10 years, and she knows my kids’ orders by heart. Truly one of the nicest people! I have no interest in the Westwood Village location, because she won’t be there making our burritos.

  • Febe December 11, 2018 (11:27 pm)

    “”The Baja Taco is open””with a new owner she is great, and also keeping Olga that has more that 10 years working in the store. wishing her a good luck with her new businesses 

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