Scratch One Very Fond Memory For Me, Oak Cliff
El Padrino is closing.
Yeah, yeah. Some may think with all the good eating in the Bishop Arts that surely this small little taqueria sandwiched in between hip restaurants was more “meh” than “mmm.” But to me it was a vital part of my first exposure to the area — eating deliciously cheap tacos with good friends, no lines, and friendly staff.
According to Pegasus News, this small stand, which is an offshoot of it’s bigger version on Jefferson Boulevard, will close for the new concept by Alberto Lombardi’s daughter, Sarah. They were informed just last Friday in May but were granted an extension last Friday to look for a new location.
The good news is that they will be serving till November 1 and then after that Lombardi plans to put a beer garden in the parking lot where it stands. Hmm, a beer garden? Not a bad idea, but I’m torn about my tacos.
I posted on the blog last week about her taking over the old Oak Cliff Mercantile across from Oddfellows but I had no idea I’d be losing my one of first memories in the area and potentially my wife — because I’m going to suggest tacos for every meal.
Either way, such is life. Out with the old, in with the new. Let’s hope Lombardi brings her A-game.