CYPRESS PARK –– Taco fans are wondering when they will once again be able to satisfy their hunger for potato tacos at El Atacor #11.
A handwritten sign on the front door of the Figueroa Street restaurant reads “Closed for Remodeling.” But, according to a Yelper, the place that has been has been closed since late February, and the phone has been disconnected.
El Atacor’s potato tacos have been praised by many diners, including restaurant critic Jonathan Gold. In a 2013 review he said:
The barely seasoned potatoes exist basically as a smooth, unctuous substance that oozes out of the tacos with the deliberate grace of molten lava. The glorious stink of hot grease and toasted corn subsumes any subtle, earthy hint of potato, and tacos de papas evaporate so quickly that you are thankful they are available 10 to an order, slicked with cream and thin taquería guacamole, piled together in a foam takeout container like so many lunch-truck taquitos.”
It looks like it will be a while before any more potato tacos will be fried up at El Atacor. A peek inside through the window reveals that some equipment has been moved around but there is no obvious sign of remodeling taking place. “We need to know the future of this most vital establishment,” writes on Eastsider reader.”Potato Tacos forever!”
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