But Arroyo won't close one door without opening another. Slowly building a lunchtime empire on the same block, Arroyo has opened sandwich spot Potato Chips and the hip taqueria Escuela right around the corner. And of course he has plans to open something new in the Cobras location.
Escuela has become a local favorite of mine, because they serves some of the best tacos in the city along with obsessively good chips and salsa. And it happens to have that clutter of cool that catches your eye. A glimpse of turquoise here, a mess of suspended chairs there and some casual outdoor seating.
School is out for the summer at Escuela Taqueria. An endless summer where nobody ever forgets to cross their T's or chow down on some delicious tacos. No more papers, no more books, no more teacher's dirty looks. Just tacos for days and days.