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Broadway’s Tacos Chukis expanding off Hill to South Lake Union

Tacos Chukis is a Capitol Hill legend. The little taqueria has made a solid go of it inside one of the quirkiest commercial opportunities on Capitol Hill — and now it is ready for expansion.

“It’s going to be the same concept but a little more polished,” owner Roberto Salmerón tells CHS of a second Chukis planned to open this summer on Dexter Ave N on the edges of the hypergrowth South Lake Union neighborhood.

As a commercial resident in the soon-to-open Juxt Apartments building, Salmerón will be opening his second Taco Chukis in new construction allowing for a much different investment than his original venture made when it opened in a cramped space with old equipment inside the Broadway Alley in 2011.

But even with the challenges, Chukis has thrived on Broadway and added improvements over the years. Along with opening a second taqueria, Salmerón said he is also ready to continue to upgrade his original with kitchen renovations planned for this year.

“As long as people keep showing up, we’ll keep that little space going,” Salmerón said.

The new Tacos Chukis will allow the crew to “try some new items and try some different things” at both locations Salmerón said.

Tacos Chukis is located at 219 Broadway E on the upper level of the Broadway Alley and, soon, at 810 Dexter Ave N. You can learn more and follow progress on the new opening on the Tacos Chukis Facebook page.

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4 thoughts on “Broadway’s Tacos Chukis expanding off Hill to South Lake Union

  1. Very happy for Chukis! The place has such an out-of-the-way location, but its great food and word-of-mouth has lines out the door many nights. They’ll do well in SLU.

  2. I’m really glad to hear of Taco Chukis’ success. One suggestion: please open for breakfast. Seattle is a breakfast taco black hole.