Taqueria el Balazo, next to the Submission is “closed until further notice.”

The details are sketchy but a new logo went up. It looks like the inside still has all the restaurant equipment. The taqueria’s phone number is not working either. Phone calls to the owners of the taqueria have not yet been returned.

The Mission Street location, which employees at the other Balazo locations confirmed, has a different owner. Which would explain why they were not part of the controversial ICE raid like the other 11 El Balazo locations, on May 2, 2008.

Everytime I went to the Sub-Mission it looked like the taqueria was struggling. We’ll keep you updated.

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Rigoberto Hernandez

Rigoberto Hernandez is a journalism student at San Francisco State University. He has interned at The Oregonian and The Orange County Register, but prefers to report on the Mission District. In his spare time he can be found riding his bike around the city, going to Giants games and admiring the Stable building.

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