BIZNOTE: Baja Taco closing Westwood Village location

The Baja Taco Westwood Village location is closing. Checking out a tip (thank you!), we inquired there today, and were told that Saturday (August 24) will be the last day. We reported back in March that MOD Pizza had filed plans with the city to open a second West Seattle location, with the site plan showing they would combine the Baja Taco space and the former Giannoni’s Pizza spot next door. We checked back with MOD today and they’re still not commenting on the plan or timeline. Baja Taco, meantime, says the Jefferson Square location (which changed ownership last year) will remain open.

21 Replies to "BIZNOTE: Baja Taco closing Westwood Village location"

  • KK August 19, 2019 (7:26 pm)

    Westwood is turning into a ghost town! What’s going into the old Barnes and Noble space? 

  • Sunny.206 August 19, 2019 (8:39 pm)

    White Center Pizza is closing at the end of the month too, sad days ahead!

    • waikikgirl August 20, 2019 (7:03 am)

      OMG REALLY!?!? White Center Pizza & Spaghetti House has been open for long as I can remember and I’m OLD!  

      • Sunny.206 August 20, 2019 (6:07 pm)

        The 31st is there last day, rumor is a cateriing business purchased the place and they aren’t going to continue with the restaurant.

  • Bus rider August 19, 2019 (9:58 pm)

    We will miss the crew at Baja Taco. The staff were always so friendly and knew my child’s order when we walked in. 

  • moderation August 19, 2019 (11:27 pm)

    Mod pizza is taking over!I’m afraid threre going to be more popular than Starbucks!

    • ACG August 20, 2019 (5:25 am)

      Ha!  There are three Starbucks in Westwood Village alone!!  I hardly think Mod will ever saturate a marketplace like Starbucks can. One Mod in the north end of WS and one in the south end doesn’t seem like too much.

  • aa August 20, 2019 (5:27 am)

    I miss Taco del Mar 

  • Joe Z August 20, 2019 (8:49 am)

    With all the free parking at Westwood Village one would think business would be thriving?!?!?! Hmm…

    • Ex-Westwood Resident August 20, 2019 (12:44 pm)

      Has nothing to do with the free parking, Westwood has always had it.The recent closings have more to do with the rent the owners of WV are charging. Before B&N closed I talked to some of the management and they said that the rent for the space went from $22,000 a year to OVER $50,000, with no negotiating. Even though that B&N was a big money maker, they still couldn’t afford the more than double increase in rent.I’m surprised that a Ross is going in there. Isn’t it kind a small for a Ross, and besides they will have competition from Marshall’s.

  • Rick Cook August 20, 2019 (9:27 am)

    Heck, I miss the old Joe Banana’s but that just the way it goes.

  • Ken August 20, 2019 (9:41 am)

    I miss Amigo Taco

  • jissy August 20, 2019 (11:27 am)

    Ah, KEN!  Seriously, Taco Tuesday at Amigo, my brother and I walked up every week and played video games until our order was ready.  Good Times!

  • West Seattle Hipster August 20, 2019 (11:35 am)

    I miss Sea Galley

  • waikikigirl August 20, 2019 (12:13 pm)

    Since we’re on the “I miss” subject…I miss Pier One

  • Noelle August 20, 2019 (1:24 pm)

    I’m glad the Baja Taco at Jefferson Square is sticking around. They have taken a turn toward more authentic Mexican food, and their tamales are a delight.

    • Rick August 20, 2019 (2:49 pm)

      Yes. West Seattle is getting closer to pinky finger sticking out. We must.

  • 4thGen_WS_Native August 20, 2019 (1:26 pm)

    I miss Pedal Pushers and the Pickwick…

  • anonyme August 20, 2019 (2:37 pm)

    Had a long talk with the gentleman who has acted as manager all these years.  The employees were only given notice of the closing within the last two weeks, even though the sale took place months ago.  I feel bad for the ‘manager’ specially (apparently he was paid minimum wage like everyone else) as he is a sweet guy and a hard worker.  I hope he opens his own truck near Westwood!

  • Kathy August 20, 2019 (3:00 pm)

    Thom McAn Shoes and Winchell’s Donut House!

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