86 Tako Truk: The final closing (with photos)

UPDATED at 9:35 p.m. with closing photos.

The last order: six CoCo Piggy.

Just before 9 p.m. one of Tako Truk‘s first customers became its last as the summer-only eatery served its final taco. Chef Cormac Mahoney called it and sent the last Tweet annoucing that the Truk was done.

Where will they go next? We’ll let you know when we know.


The e-mail is just in from Cormac Mahoney: Tonight (Friday, Sept. 18) will be Tako Truk’s last night.

If you haven’t been to eat Cormac’s spicy and wonderful food, you’d better get there ’cause after tonight it will be no more. They usually open around 6 and go until midnight or the food runs out.

If you’re the last to know, Tako Truk is the summer-only street-food eatery operated out of the front door of the 14 Carrot Cafe, 2305 Eastlake Ave E. Cormac is the chef. Bryan Jarr has been the guy at the door. And Miles Carl is Cormac’s assistant in the kitchen (and sometimes at the door).

Bryan’s last night with the Truk was last weekend. Thursday evening it was Cormac and Miles all on their own … and a line of loyal Truk devotees out front who refused to leave even though the wait was longer than usual.

I spent several hours there last Saturday videotaping the Truk crew in action. At the end of the evening, Cormac said that their goal had been to do something fun for the neighborhood and that he felt like they had succeeded. People came out to eat at Tako Truk or other restaurants, and meet and chat with their neighbors. The corner of E. Lynn and Eastlake E. was one of the most fun spots in town.

“I think it was a great summer,” Cormac said. I’d have to agree.

Cormac says he’ll let us know where the Tako Truk guys go next. Thanks for the great summer … and the CoCo Piggy! Thanks guys!


  • A Flickr photoset of Tako Truk pix
  • jjmccoy’s first post about Tako Truk
  • Tako Truk enters its final two weeks
  • Video of Tako Truk cooking for Eastlake street party on the Fourth of July

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