Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Paquito's Restaurant closing after 25 years on 1st Avenue; take out and delivery will remain
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Paquito’s will shut down its restaurant and bar at 143 First Ave. near Ninth Street after service on Dec. 30. This news was first announced on the Paquito’s Facebook page.
However, fans of the usually-reliable Mexican restaurant can take some solace in that Paquito's will maintain a to-go counter and delivery service in the space next door to the restaurant.
The owners didn't provide a reason for the closure, offering: "It has truly been a pleasure to serve the East Village for all these years. Please feel free to visit our Take-Out & delivery next door which will continue to serve our same great tasting food."
Paquito's opened in 1992. Their location on Third Avenue between 16th Street and 17th Street closed several years ago.
Thanks to EVG reader Susan for the tip!