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.

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Pure Tacos Set to Open Monday

Pure Tacos is set to open in Center City this Monday. The taco shop brings a 100% gluten-free menu to the 1900 block of Chestnut Street in the form of simple menu of tacos, guacamole and tortilla chips.

The menu features:

  • Standard tacos (chicken, black bean, ground beef) $6.48 for two
  • Premium tacos (orange chili fish, hanger steak, seared mushroom, pulled pork) $7.87 for two
  • Four varieties of salsa served with chips for $2.32
  • Five varieties of guacamole for $5.09
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Pure Tacos Gets Close

The brown papered windows had us worried about just how much work was being done at the former Christian Science Reading Room on Chestnut Street. But this photograph proves that Pure Tacos is indeed ready to open shortly. The main hold-up had been the gas line but that has been finally installed.

This will be the second location for the gluten-free Pure Tacos, the original location is in Ocean City, New Jersey.

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Gluten Free Pure Tacos to Open on Chestnut

Pure Tacos, the gluten-free taco spot in Ocean City, New Jersey is opening a Center City branch at 1935 Chestnut Street. Gluten Free Philly tips us off that the taco spot aims to open by February.

Pure Joy [Gluten Free Philly]

Quick Bites: Chinese German Bar, Jazzy Burgers and Tacos for Rittenhouse

In coming months Eulogy’s Michael Naessens will be converting Market Street’s Old City Asian Bistro into Tsingtau Lokal, a German-Asian pub concept. It isn’t as random as you might initially think, it is inspired by Qingdao, the Chinese port city once held by Germany. [Meal Ticket]

We’ve been following Matt Feldman’s plan for a Newbold jazz club since 2009. But as we patiently await that project comes road that Feldman has purchased the Renaissance Sausage Truck and is preparing Lucky Old Souls Burger Truck. Stay up to date on progress by following the truck on Twitter. [The Insider]

Ocean City’s Pure Tacos is opening a branch in the former Pad Thai Shack on 18th Street at Moravian. Expect plenty of gluten-free options on the menu. [The Feast]

The Pier at Caesar’s in Atlantic City lost two tenants as Game On! sports bar and Trinity Irish Pub & Carvery have both closed. [Courier Post via Grub Street]

Quick Bites

Jose Garces’ Cira Centre project has a name, JG Domestic and as you might guess, it will be 100% sourced in the USA. [The insider]

The Restaurant Club has some peeks inside the Diving Horse in Avalon. [Philadelphia Magazine]

New York based chef and Philadelphia native Joey Campanaro didn’t have any details to share when we contacted him last month about going into the old Frederick’s on Front Street. But a recent check of the liquor license spurred by a Michael Klein post turned up Joseph being listed on the license along with seven other Campanaros. Joey owns the little owl and Market Table in New York. [The Insider]

Mac’s Tavern did open on Memorial Day but was now closed until today, when it reopens permanently. [The Insider]

Pure Tacos has opened in Ocean City and is serving up gluten-free Mexican seven days a week. [Grub Street]

Matt Levin is going hyper-local at Adsum. [Grub Street]

Conshohocken and West Conshohocken are doing a restaurant week of their own. It’ll run June 14th to the 20th and include Blackfish, Stella Blu and Spring Mill Cafe. [More than the Curve via The Insider]