SAN FRANCISCO—The Little Chihuahua’s Mission location will be closing on Sunday, August 23 after eight years of business at the location.
The “California meets Mexico” taqueria has four locations around San Francisco aside from the Mission District including Noe Valley, Polk Gulch and Lower Haight. Its original location in Lower Haight will celebrate its 13th anniversary in October 2020.
A company spokesperson for the San Francisco chain eatery told the Eater San Francisco that operating in the Mission District was “not sustainable” after COVID-19 struck the United States.
The Valencia Street location was completely closed at the beginning of the pandemic, and reopened to serve customers in the middle of May 2020. Business within the past three months has not met the financial needs to keep the establishment open.
The location opened in 2012, where owner Andrew Johnston told Eater SF “Valencia Street is hot right now. We’re excited to be a part of the energy.” Johnstone also said Little Chihuahua was enthusiastic about joining the “ring” of taquerias in the Mission District.
A spokesperson for the restaurants said that the other three locations are currently “thriving” and are set up for success in regards to the pandemic. They are available for both takeout and delivery.