Early Morning Fire Closes Escambia County Taco Shop Named One Of The Best In USA

May 22, 2018

An Escambia County taco shop named one of the best in the country caught fire early Tuesday morning and is now closed for the time being.

The fire at Taqueria El Asador behind a Shell station on North Davis Highway at I-10 was reported at 3:41 a.m. Firefighters arrived moments later and found smoke coming from the roof. They were able to enter the building and quickly extinguish the fire.

In a social media post, the restaurant stated: “We are sad to inform you we will be CLOSED until further notice, due to a fire caused by an electronic malfunction. We are already working hard to open again soon. We will keep you informed, a look forward to serving you once again! Thanks for understanding.”

About a year ago, Business Insider and Yelp named Taqueria El Asador number four on their list of “The 50 best taco joints in America”.


16 Responses to “Early Morning Fire Closes Escambia County Taco Shop Named One Of The Best In USA”

  1. Bobby on May 24th, 2018 4:31 pm

    Ive been around the world and ate different foods from everywhere, and going to eat was truly great. The food was always fresh and very delicious. I truly hope they build it bigger n better it will be a great loss to the community.

  2. BigDaddB on May 24th, 2018 7:39 am

    The proprietors of this establishment are hard working and resilient offering this area’s ONLY dishes worthy of being called authentic “Mexican” food. Great thanks that no one was injured, and prayers that you will be back in business soon. Hopefully this will encourage a true brick/mortar resolution.

  3. Wanda Lett on May 23rd, 2018 4:59 pm

    My friend called me when she seen this. Sad. Great food.

  4. Wanda Lett on May 23rd, 2018 3:24 am

    My friend called me when she seen this. Sad. Great food. We love this place.

  5. Wharf Rat on May 22nd, 2018 11:06 pm

    The cooker/smokers could withstand a nuclear explosion. I am thinking this neat little business will be back soon. Good food!!

  6. Heidi on May 22nd, 2018 10:31 pm

    I am so sad. I pray you all can reopen soon. We LOVE your food.

  7. Thomas Wright on May 22nd, 2018 8:45 pm

    I’m going to miss you all, please hurry and reopen ASAP

  8. Thomas on May 22nd, 2018 7:01 pm

    Wow!! Hurry back please.

  9. Bob C. on May 22nd, 2018 6:55 pm

    Any way that the average person can lend some help or aid to this hard working man and establishment?
    Their work ethic is something many of our young people could learn much from.

  10. Preston on May 22nd, 2018 5:44 pm

    First and for most thank GOD it was closed and nobody was injured. And yes please open up soon but safely we come all the way from Warrington to eat with you all best authentic food fresh from the cylantro to the sauces very good⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  11. Jay on May 22nd, 2018 5:06 pm

    Start a go fund me for them

  12. Greg on May 22nd, 2018 3:37 pm


  13. Phil on May 22nd, 2018 3:24 pm

    Love this place. Open again soon. Glad no one was hurt!!!!

  14. mike on May 22nd, 2018 2:12 pm

    unplug all electric appliances b4 you leave. unfortunately some stuff has to be left on, like freezers and fridges. :(

  15. Chris Osborne on May 22nd, 2018 1:28 pm

    Wow love they food hurry up and open back up

  16. Laura on May 22nd, 2018 10:46 am

    This is incredibly sad! Best taco place around! Get the whole town together to help them set up a new business!!

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