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Apr. 13, 2010 at 7:23am

El Guadalajara on 6th Looking Good!

My regular Monday night at The Red Hot showed me that their new neighbor across the street is looking mighty fine! Liquor license is on the door so let's hope they're opening soon! Aside from bringing more solid food to the neighborhood I'm hoping El Guadalajara's arrival in their new spot conjoined to the Neighborhood Market building will bring some more positive activity to their large, often empty, parking lot.

comments [21]  |  posted under 6th ave, el guadalajara, food, restaurant, sixth ave, tacoma


by Erik on 4/13/2010 @ 8:38am
Nice. What was there before?

by Mofo from the Hood on 4/13/2010 @ 10:08am
Now there's a storefront begging for some Mexican stucco and tile work and Mayan botany and Aztecan statuary.

by Maria on 4/14/2010 @ 12:44am
I like the lettering of their sign...feels friendly and homestyle! It's kerned pretty well, too, actually.

by Heather on 4/14/2010 @ 3:44am
The owner of the grocery recently remodeled the space to make it available. I believe it was just storage before.

by fredo on 4/14/2010 @ 7:32am
"it's kerned pretty well" Maria

thanks Maria. kerned was a new vocabulary word for me.

by thriceallamerican on 4/14/2010 @ 7:41am
The grocery store actually used to be slightly larger, the remodel to create the separate space shrunk the store slightly.

by wildcelticrose on 4/20/2010 @ 5:45pm
Erik, it was two blocks from my place in the Stadium District.

I am still mourning it's loss

by wildcelticrose on 4/20/2010 @ 5:46pm
of course, I'm moving to Hilltop next month so I guess this makes it easier to move

by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 4/20/2010 @ 6:21pm
Hilltop puts in in the heart of the International Pho District, nothing wrong with that at all.

by L.S.Erhardt on 4/20/2010 @ 9:57pm
No more Mexican within reasonable walking distance. First El Toro on Division burns down, now this.
Guess I'm stuck going to El Toro on Broadway.

On a side note, by my count we have 4 Pho restaurants within a 500 foot radius in the IPD on 11th & MLK.

by KevinFreitas on 4/27/2010 @ 5:33pm
The old location on Tacoma Ave is completely empty and, according to Spew, it's opening up today if not this week. Welcome to the 'hood! I never visited their previous location but will endeavor to give them a try in their new spot.

by Jesse on 4/27/2010 @ 7:57pm
The food was always really good at El Guadalahara's. It used to be walking distance from my place on Tacoma Ave (and it's relatively cheap) so I'd end up there a lot. The place was always so dirty though... especially the carpet... still, try the shredded pork there. The BEST!

by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 4/27/2010 @ 8:04pm
I'd eschew any shredded pork that ends up on the carpet. If they have enough plates I'd think the shredded pork would be pretty good.

by L.S.Erhardt on 4/28/2010 @ 9:22am
You know what would be cool to have in the now-empty Tac Ave location? A Moroccan restaurant.

by Altered Chords on 4/28/2010 @ 11:23am
Crenshaws comment was not unpleasant at all. I would not eat shredded pork off of a dirty carpet either.

Good advice.

by captiveyak on 4/28/2010 @ 12:10pm
Some of the better Mexican food in town, for sure. The new location is two blocks from my house. It will be nice to have some authentic Mexican grub close by (I'm not sure what Masa is, but it tastes like white people food to me).

I hope the restaurant is good for the Neighborhood Market, too. They've been making an effort to class it up there lately, with their flyers and improved wine selection. So, when you stumble in to buy a pen and paper to write to your parents about how great the margarita was at El Guadalajara, make sure to buy a lot of other things.

by NineInchNachos on 4/28/2010 @ 12:21pm
are they kid friendly?

by captiveyak on 4/28/2010 @ 1:16pm
I would classify them as a family restaurant.

by Jesse on 4/28/2010 @ 3:51pm
The old place would be a good Tapas bar. Any Tapas in Tacoma now?

by captiveyak on 4/28/2010 @ 4:02pm
I don't think there's any tapas as such. Seems something a little more modern and culinarily adventurous than the staid Pour at 4 (though very very good) is in order. Or I guess I could always go for tapas and beer, too. No need to be eocentric.

by KevinFreitas on 5/3/2010 @ 5:05pm

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