With its brazen yellow walls and red roof, Raliberto’s Taco Shop attracts a varied clientele. But they’ll have to wait for their next order.
A sign on their door this week reads, “We will be closed until further notice.”
Crescent City taco fans need not fret long term. The doors are closed only temporarily, for ongoing maintenance.
Raliberto’s, at the corner of 5th Street and U.S. Highway 101, is a chain Mexican restaurant, a popular drop-in for lunch breaks, after-school snacks or a quick dinner. On Sept. 30, the restaurant closed until Oct. 14, or maybe a bit later.
Roy Tedsen, the shop’s manager, said he has contracted with First Service Plumbing and Heating to update the kitchen. They installed a new grease trap and will replace the kitchen’s floor with non-slip tiles for safety.
Tedsen said he has managed the property for more than 20 years and has seen it in many forms – a taco shop, fish house, even a hamburger shack. It returned to its roots as a taco shop some three years ago.