The Avenue 26 Tacos team has expanded into a brick and mortar restaurant in Downtown Los Angeles. The new setup lands at 816 W. 8th Street, near the corner of Figueroa and 8th in the building next door to Fogo de Chao.
While dine-in service is not currently allowed in California, the restaurant space does boast a small indoor seating area as well as a large kitchen, with the usual menu that moves from tacos to quesadillas and burritos. The team even showed off the new digs on Instagram over the weekend.
Just like everyone else, Avenue 26 has been forced to rethink its business model after reportedly losing half of its sales almost overnight, starting back in March. The incredibly popular Lincoln Heights setup spent years as a series of interconnected stands, serving hundreds a night even as they fought off occasional shut-down notices from the city. Now the family-run business is thinking more broadly, selling tacos at the original Lincoln Heights address as well as from the street in Eagle Rock and, currently, at the restaurant in Downtown as well.