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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Rancho Bravo Tacos CLOSED AGAIN!

posted by on May 22 at 10:14 AM

Seattle’s most overrated taco truck was closed again yesterday for another round of health code violations.

According to the King County Health Department’s website, Rancho Bravo was cited for “Failure to correct repeated violations, sewage leaking onto ground [and] failure to operate in compliance with mobile plan of operation.”

Hate away, Sloggers.


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According to the website that you linked to they aren't shut down and the last two inspections yielded flawless results.

Posted by Confused | May 22, 2008 10:26 AM

I'm not usually a sucker for cute kitten pictures, but damn that kitten's face is adorable.

Posted by PopTart | May 22, 2008 10:32 AM

So glad someone else thinks that truck fucking blows. Every time someone rhapsodizes about that shit I second-guess myself, but now I realize that I'm not going insane. I was just too sober when I ate there.

Posted by bronkitis | May 22, 2008 10:34 AM

You stupid fucking credulous hack.

Posted by Mr. Poe | May 22, 2008 10:35 AM

San Francisco for the win.

Posted by Bellevue Ave | May 22, 2008 10:37 AM

Mmmmm.... Tainted kitty burrito!

Posted by unwelcomed | May 22, 2008 10:51 AM

@1: huh? I read "May 21", "Ranchos Bravo", and "closed".

Posted by Fnarf | May 22, 2008 10:58 AM

Keep on beating the drum.

Most overrated taco truck in the city.

Posted by Bubba | May 22, 2008 11:01 AM

Put Mr. Poe's talcum powdered nuts up against the snugglebuglet kitty-cat...which is softer?

Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball | May 22, 2008 11:03 AM

do you like live behind this place? are you a disgruntled ex-employee of this place?
why are you so obsessed with it? or obsessed with being the center of a stupid blog controversy?
i never even considered eating at this place before, then because of all your weird bullshit you insist on writing about it i went out of curiosity, and had a great burrito! about as good as several places in white center, near where i live. nothing stellar, but pretty good! and definitely not cold, sloppy and tasteless. nor was it crawling with raw sewage. and i felt great afterwards. i returned a couple days later and had the quesadilla and a taco, and it was great, and i didnt get sick.

so what the fuck is going on with your personal issue with these people? there are LOTS of bad taco trucks in town, but you seem to only think this one is bad. which makes me totally doubt your judgement.

i mean....does anyone else think its weird that this guy keeps bringing this place up?

Posted by seriously... | May 22, 2008 11:14 AM

My guess is Taco Bell is feeling the heat and siccing the cops on them.

Posted by Will in Seattle | May 22, 2008 11:23 AM

@9 I haven't been privileged enough to feel Mr. Poe's talcum powdered nuts so I'm going with the kitten.

And will someone please tell me what Bellevue Avenue meant by "San Francisco for the win?"

Posted by PopTart | May 22, 2008 11:32 AM

@10: I'm a little confused by his obsession myself. If Jonah is Ahab, then Rancho Bravo is his great white whale.

Posted by Dawgson | May 22, 2008 11:37 AM

@12: They have good taco trucks, and Mexican food in general there. Unlike here.

Posted by lisa | May 22, 2008 11:42 AM

The second Rancho Bravo buys an ad in the Stranger this will stop.

Posted by Jeff | May 22, 2008 11:44 AM

My balls are huge.

Posted by Mr. Poe | May 22, 2008 12:06 PM

@16 Yes, but are they as soft as a fuzzy wuzzy little kitten witten?

Posted by PopTart | May 22, 2008 12:09 PM

To be fair, there's a sewagey whiff in the air in many many a place in Mexico proper.

Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | May 22, 2008 12:50 PM

Jonah, whatever slim credit you get for being right, you more than lose again for smug, sanctimonious tone and the gloating histrionics of all caps.

I've said it before: If you're that determined to warn the world about Rancho Bravo, write a review for The Stranger's Chow section.  These repeated Slog smears are starting to feel like a low-frequency version of ECB's wounded obsession with Hilary's enemies and critics.

Posted by lostboy | May 22, 2008 1:04 PM

Um, it's pretty obvious that Jonah is not obsessed with the taco truck itself; he's obsessed with the unhinged commentary that mentioning it ignites.

Posted by Fnarf | May 22, 2008 1:52 PM

I don't eat at Taco Vans. I like my burritos tainted in the sanctity of a normal kitchen, thank you very much.

I do, however, LOVE pictures of kittens rolled up in little towels and captioned as burritos.

Posted by ab-fab | May 22, 2008 1:56 PM

DING DING DING! We have a winner!

Fnarf, I owe you a coke.

Posted by Jonah S | May 22, 2008 2:00 PM

Congrats, Jonah.  Fnarf's explanation @20 makes the whole thing much classier.  9_9

Posted by lostboy | May 22, 2008 2:04 PM

@7 Oops, I must have had an earlier version of the page cached because all I saw was Seattle Pizza Kitchen on there until I hit refresh.

Posted by No longer confused | May 22, 2008 2:28 PM

Jonah, so you'll admit to posting something only to elicit comments, not because you actually have anything of value to say?

You might as well drop posting anything after the title if that's the goal.

Posted by Bellevue Ave | May 22, 2008 2:59 PM

Is that Ted's photo?

Posted by Jude Fawley | May 22, 2008 3:06 PM

you should just post article tomorrow that are titled with hot slog topics and nothing following it.

Rancho Bravo
Sexism vs. Racism

Posted by Bellevue Ave | May 22, 2008 3:28 PM

Well, I moved up here from southern california and the mexican food is soo much better there. We would never have this problem

Posted by neudinero | May 22, 2008 4:00 PM

I had to eat Dick's last night since they were still closed. Sad panda.

Posted by Dawgson | May 23, 2008 9:37 AM

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