We got a tip tonight on the stealthiest restaurant opening on Capitol Hill ever. The premise of the tip was so audacious that we couldn’t print it until verifying with our own eyes and camera lens. The setting: an abandoned fast food restaurant, Pike/Pine. Take it away neighbor Pete:
Today I was walking up pine to value village and I saw the old kfc had a neon “open” sign in their window. The sign on the door said rancho bravo tacos. After leaving vv, I went back and had lunch there. The menu reminded me of a taco truck’s, and that’s because ranco bravo also operates the taco truck next to the dick’s in the u-district. I had 4 tacos (2 beef, 2 taco) and a jarritos for $9.25; it was good (especially the chicken), but not as good as tacos gringos’. Apparently they had just opened last night and haven’t really put the word out.
Unbelievable until I stopped by for the pics and saw for myself. Outside, the sign is a taco bus style vinyl banner. Inside, they’ve ripped out most of the Tricon Global industrial kitchen, or, really, are in the process of ripping it out. The fast-food style tables and chairs are intact and ready to be repurposed for your hipster jeans wearing rear ends. A woman fills plastic to-go salsa tubs at the counter. Unfortunately, this neighborhood blogger had already eaten but this undoubtedly will be my new favorite restaurant. Here’s the menu: