One of Rochester’s Most Authentic Mexican Restaurants Is Closing
It's an excruciating decision for us because we love the restaurant, our loyal regulars, and the team of people who made this place what it was. We love what we do and it breaks our hearts to say goodbye.
A Rochester, Minnesota restaurant that started as a food truck and is known for it's authentic Mexican dishes has decided to close. The comment above was posted to social media along with an explanation on why and when the restaurant will be closing. You can read the full statement below.
In 2016, The Popular Rochester Food Truck Opened A Sit-Down Restaurant
The owners told us that their son had passed away eight years before that and it "was always his dream to have the taco truck and open a business."
They chose to have "El Sueno" as part of name because it means "the dream," and wanted to honor his legacy.
Taqueria El Sueno is located at 1203 7th Street Northwest.
Taqueria El Sueno in Rochester, Minnesota Is Closing
The restaurant posted a heartbreaking message on Facebook today announcing the decision to close.
Their Facebook post started by thanking everyone for the support:
"Thank you for all the support through these six unforgettable years, we have made the difficult decision to close our doors to store front on 7th ST NW, Rochester, MN."
They explained why the decision was made:
"We looked at the situation every possible way, but in the end, we just couldn’t figure out how to make ends meet considering the drastic reduction in business as a result of recent inflation and the pandemic."
The restaurant will close at the end of the month:
"It's an excruciating decision for us because we love the restaurant, our loyal regulars, and the team of people who made this place what it was. We love what we do and it breaks our hearts to say goodbye. Our last serving day for this location will be WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 28TH, 2023."
The silver lining for loyal customers is the food truck is still available for catering and events and will have a permanent location next to Ye Olde Butcher Shoppe on 7th ST NW.