Pure Tacos Closing in Center City and Ocean City, NJ


Pure Tacos at 1935 Chestnut Street is closing on Tuesday, May 7th after ten months in business. The gluten-free taqueria also had a seasonal location in Ocean City, New Jersey that will not be returning this year.

Chestnut Street has not been kind to Mexican spots as El Fuego, Moe’s Southwestern and now Pure Tacos have all closed. Of course there are still south-of-the-border options in Qdoba and El Rey.

Pure Tacos posted the message below on their Facebook page today.

To all our fans,

We unfortunately have to bring you some very difficult news. Pure Tacos Philadelphia will be permanently closing on Tuesday, May 7th and Pure Tacos Ocean City will not be reopening for its 4th season. We want to thank you for all your patronage and support, especially our followers in the gluten-free community. It has been a pleasure serving you and we will miss your love of Pure Tacos.

Please contact info@puretacos.com for information about the Pure Tacos concept and future opportunities.

The Pure Tacos Team

Pure Tacos [Facebook]

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  • yunkk

    El Rey (the Stephen Starr El Rey at least) is located at 2013 Chestnut.

    • yunkk

      Opps, I thought by “South of the Border” you were referring to Chestnut St itself.

  • AJF

    Sad. Qdoba, which is owned by Jack-in-the-Box, has lines out the door, but this is not real Mexican food. 1,000 calories and 30 grams of fat in a simple queso burrito; this is not health food, either.

    • barrygster

      Pure Tacos wasn’t “real Mexican” food either. Cheeseburger tacos?

  • Cronmoax

    It just wasn’t that good.

  • I love tacos more than anything and I live in Philly & never heard of Pure Tacos. Must be why it’s closing (I would have kept them in business for sure)

  • friendlynerd

    I liked it the first time I went, around when they opened. Fast forward a few months and the facilities were no longer clean, the employee was way past give-a-shit, and my taco ingredients were dry. Unfortunate, because it was a good concept, but the quality control was not there.