Mexican restaurant El Taquero to close its doors forever

Much loved Mexican restaurant El Taquero has closed its doors forever.

The Northern Quarter based restaurant, popular for its authentic Mexican food and ridiculous amounts of tequila, tweeted today that they'd be closing for good.

The tweet reads: "It is with great sadness we announce that we will be closing our doors forever after the 12th of Jan. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our customers who have supported our vision of bringing real Mexican food to Manchester. Muchas Gracias."

The news has hit people pretty hard, with David Maher replying: "Terrible news. Best restaurant in Manchester and certainly the best Mexican food I've eaten outside of Mexico."

The taco bar, opened by the company that brought us Solita, was based behind their original Turner Street burger joint, in the site previously home to Montpellier’s and The Bouncing Czech.

It opened back in summer 2017 and had two solid years, with it gaining a bit of a cult following amongst Mexican food lovers.

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