A week and a half after announcing El Faro's murky change of ownership at 1654 Haight, we're back with more details on the new occupant.
A fictitious business name filing from late last week confirms that the new tenant at 1654 Haight is "El Rancho Grande at Haight." While the new taqueria is being operated under a different corporation, the family behind it is the same as the one behind Divisadero's El Rancho Grande, which is located at Divis and Fulton.
Peter Azar, one of the owners of El Rancho Grande, confirmed that his family's business would be expanding into the space "soon ... probably early December. We might be there in a couple of weeks, but in the meantime, we're going to be cleaning, putting in new furniture, painting."
As for the menu, he said it will be "really close" to that of the 855 Divisadero location, which offers both standard taqueria fare (burritos, tacos, quesadillas) and more unusual options like a steak plate and burgers.
"We're really excited, actually, to go to the Haight," said Azar. "The Haight is very historical ... one of the biggest tourist sites" in San Francisco.
El Faro remains open for now, and an employee there wasn't able to confirm precisely when it will close. We'll keep you posted on that, and on El Rancho Grande's arrival.