Eater SF reports that Taqueria Cancun at 19th and Mission, the flagship shop for the local burrito chain, is at risk of closing. The burrito shop has been operating without a longterm lease for the better part of a year. Here’s the scoop:
We’ve been following FiveThirtyEight’s nationwide Burrito Bracket with bated breath, particularly as the possibility loomed that Mission District giants El Farolito and Taqueria Cancun might very well go head-to-head in the championship. But as burrito expert Anna Maria Barry-Jester went about her rounds to determine the last entrant in the final four (in which La Taq already has a berth), she discovered something unnerving: Taqueria Cancun may be in danger of disappearing. Co-owner Gerardo Rico says that Cancun’s flagship 19th and Mission location has been without a lease for more than a year after the death of their longtime landlord, and is currently going month-to-month until the landlord’s family decides what to do with the space. Asked what would happen to Cancun, he responded, “Who knows?”
Eater SF says that given some new endorsements from FiveThirtyEight’s Burrito Bracket and from comedian Marc Maron, the shop is also suffering from too much popularity and the owners says his employees are over-worked.
While this site is a pretty firm La Taqueria endorser, we’ll keep watching this developing story. I for one have had many ecstatic moments biting into a delicious Super Veggie.