By Jareliz Diaz
WALLINGFORD — Taco Pacifico, which closed in November 2020, is planning to reopen after Labor Day weekend.
The tortilleria closed in November after being open for two months. Owner Greg Sharon said it was due to COVID-19 and low sales.
“We’re back, we’re open and this time we’re not looking to shut down,” he said.
Taco Pacifico, 97 Chapel St., had a great start after opening in September but in October sales began to plummet.
“We saw the number of COVID cases getting higher and our sales going down,” Sharon said.
Sharon is nervous about the reopening and realizes it will require effort and consistency, he said.
“(We) haven’t made a fresh tortilla since it closed in November. People in the community are calling and asking when we will open,” he said.
Sharon needs to rebuild the restaurant again, slowly and carefully, he said. They will implement online ordering through their website. The restaurant will offer various entrees such as taco kits, where everything is compartmentalized, enchilada dinners, quesadillas, burritos.
The restaurant will not be doing curbside pickup, but there is a take-out area.
“We are happy that any business that had to close is able to reopen not only for the owners but for those who enjoy the food,” Wallingford Mayor William W. Dickinson Jr. said.
This story was produced in conjunction with the Record-Journal’s Latino Communities Reporting Lab.