Open Tuesday a Newly Redone Papalote

The Escobedo brothers, who run the small and very popular restaurant, improved the health score of the original storefront on 24th Street to 86, with no high-risk violations.

Still, Miguel Escobedo wrote in an e-mail: “After improving our health score to 86 storage became a bigger issue so we’re expanding and remodeling the kitchen to maintain our high standard of cleanliness as well as creating a better storage situation.”

Workers hammered, cleaned and installed lots of new counters through the day on Monday. Escobedo said they would reopen tomorrow.

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