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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Flaco's Cocina Has Closed

Posted By on Tue, Mar 7, 2017 at 10:55 AM

click to enlarge The fiesta is over at Flaco's Cocina. - THE RIVERFRONT TIMES
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  • The fiesta is over at Flaco's Cocina.

Flaco's Cocina (8400 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-395-4343), the colorful Caribbean and Latin American restaurant at Delmar Boulevard and I-170, appears to have closed last Thursday. A note on the restaurant's Facebook page states "permanently closed," and the restaurant's phone has been disconnected.

Flaco's Cocina opened in 2008 and was a ray of light in an otherwise drab University City strip mall. Part Tex-Mex, part Caribbean and Latin-American fusion, the restaurant was inspired by the Flaco's Tacos, the long-shuttered, beloved spot on Lindell Boulevard that claims to have introduced St. Louis to the fish taco.

With its stiff drinks, large covered patio and bohemian downstairs lounge, Flaco's Cocina was a popular watering hole. Though patrons came to the restaurant for the fish tacos, the restaurant was much more than a taco joint. Impeccable guacamole, lobster quesadillas and mole-covered chile rellenos made Flaco's one of the more interesting gringo-style restaurants in the area.

We have reached out to the restaurant and will updated this post as additional information becomes available.

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