BIZNOTE: TACOntainer drops anchor on Alki

ORIGINAL REPORT: Thanks to Dan for the tip: The newest food stand on Alki is TACOntainer, set up in the front yard of the former bike shop/mask shop/boutique space at 2532 Alki Avenue SW. The name is because of its shape – part of a shipping container. Here’s a closer look at the menu:

TACOntainer is open 11 am to 8 pm daily for starters.

P.S. This is not the only change on the way for that site – a permit for a deli called Natalie’s on Alki has been making its way through the city-permit system.

ADDED THURSDAY: We followed up with TACOntainer proprietor Victor via email. We asked about the structure; he explains, “The structure is an actual 10-foot shipping container that had 1 trip on an ocean cargo ship. It is not cut, but rather a rare container that comes in this particular size. Initially I wanted a larger container, but Seattle public health rules and regulations required me to put it on wheels and a smaller container made more sense, so I had to be inventive and make it all fit and work! I built it myself from the ground up in 2020.” As for how long he plans to be on Alki, at least a month in this spot, depending on how the unrelated future business in the building proceeds, but he lives nearby and hopes to find another Alki spot whenever a move is required. No website yet but there is an Instagram account he plans to eventually use, here.

16 Replies to "BIZNOTE: TACOntainer drops anchor on Alki"

  • Delridge January 17, 2021 (6:52 pm)

    Excited to try them out! Do they have a social media page? I’m having a hard time finding them online. 

    • WSB January 17, 2021 (7:25 pm)

      No website or anything else online that I can find so far.

    • Mark E. January 22, 2021 (11:05 pm)

      They have an Instagram: tacontainer_seattle

  • Grocerlover January 18, 2021 (9:07 am)

    If that deli had good food, beer, wine, and simple groceries that everyone needs, it would kill at that spot. I’d probably be there everyday. 

  • wseaturtle January 18, 2021 (9:46 am)

    $3 for a street taco?  must be huge!

    • Foop January 18, 2021 (5:04 pm)

      Aside from the very legit places in white center, that’s cheap. I think I paid 6 bucks for a taco from nacho borracho, never again.

  • JoeLessmann January 18, 2021 (12:27 pm)

    Just popped down there to get me some tacos. They’re AWESOME!! Definitely worth going!

    • Delridge January 18, 2021 (2:05 pm)

      Okay, finally tried them today. SO good. I will keep going back. 

  • hj January 18, 2021 (5:11 pm)

    An extra dollar for jalapenos which any real taco truck gives for free? No thanks. How do you pronounce it anyway? Taco – en – tainer? Tacone – tainer? 

    • CC January 18, 2021 (6:55 pm)

      We paid $6 for extras that they didn’t add and waited 30 minutes. They were delicious, though.

    • Doodles0823 January 18, 2021 (9:22 pm)

      Hj I had the same thought… Is it tac-on-tainer or tacon-tainer? Either way super confusing! 

    • SG January 19, 2021 (1:46 pm)

      Exactly, Taco Trucks are up the street 😉 You’re in Alki, what do you expect?

    • MK January 23, 2021 (6:24 am)

      I think these are grilled jalapeños, different from the sliced jalapeños one might get for free elsewhere. Delicious!

  • Moremole January 19, 2021 (12:19 pm)

    Stopped by Uptown Espresso and they wanted $6 for a cookie!  No thanks, I’ll take two street tacos over a cookie any day!

  • Diane January 19, 2021 (7:47 pm)

    Had them today – really yummy!  Guy was really friendly too so I’m happy to support this business :)

  • kitty January 31, 2021 (12:46 pm)

    Got a taco while out on a rainy walk. It was scrumptious and I regretted my restraint in only ordering one. Fun & delicious addition to the neighborhood. 

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