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Popular Memorial Drive Takeout Joint Is Closing Ahead of a Relocation This Winter

Supremo Taco closes its popular Memorial Drive takeout window August 23 in Grant Park, but will reopen nearby this winter in a larger building

A line of people standing socially distanced and in masks ready to order from Supremo Taco’s to-go window. The shot is taken from the parking lot looking toward the white painted brick building with the bright neon green Supremo logo lit up as the evening sun sets, A white Jeep is parked to the left Ryan Fleisher

It’s last call for tacos and choriqueso this month at Supremo Taco, when the popular Memorial Drive takeout window closes Tuesday, August 23, ahead of a relocation this winter to a larger building behind the current restaurant.

Owners Duane Kulers and Omar Ferrer made the closure and relocation announcement via Instagram earlier this week, which indicates the move to a new building is due to lack of space. Supremo currently operates both its kitchen and takeout window from a small brick building across the parking lot from Grindhouse Killer Burgers. A patio beside the restaurant includes some standing tables, but the business is mainly a to-go operation.

“The truth is we’ve outgrown our current building, and with 3 years under our belt, it’s the perfect time to bow out and build on the vision we always had for Supremo,” the post reads, in part. “We’re doing a 180°, moving to the space immediately behind us, and plan to return the party back to Atlanta this coming winter!”

Supremo Taco in Grant Park Ryan Fleisher

It’s unclear which building the restaurant will relocate to, or when Supremo will reopen. The majority of the properties located behind Supremo along McDonald Street in Grant Park are residences, with the exception of Tes Auto Sales on the corner of McDonald and Chastain. That building includes a Memorial Drive address. Another possible location for the restaurant could be the former Wheel Accent tire building directly next door to Supremo on Memorial.

Kulers and Ferrer have yet to return Eater’s request for comment on their relocation plans for Supremo Taco.

Supremo Taco opened in 2019 and is run by Kulers as an LA-style takeout joint serving tacos, like al pastor, mole poblano with chicken, and barbacoa, along with tostadas, fried choriqueso, and churros. After ordering at the window, people often mingle near their cars in the parking lot to eat.

Kulers opened Sinaloan-style chicken restaurant Pollo Primo in East Atlanta last December, taking over the former Bento Mac Hibachi Box Wings and Sushi space on Moreland Avenue. Chickens are butterflied and marinated in morita chile, citrus, and a selection of spices and come with fresh tortillas, rice, and beans. Unlike Supremo Taco, Pollo Primo serves beer and margaritas.

El Malo, a rum bar backed by Ferrer, opens at the Atlanta Dairies complex on Memorial Drive in Reynoldstown later this year. Situated in the interior of the complex, El Malo will feature a walk-up window on the patio serving frozen cocktails and bottled to-go drinks.

Grindhouse Killer Burgers

701 Memorial Drive Southeast, , GA 30316 (404) 228-3722 Visit Website

Atlanta Dairies

777 Memorial Drive Southeast, , GA 30316 (770) 434-2400 Visit Website

Fishmonger

225 Rogers Street Northeast, , GA 30317

Pollo Primo

792 Moreland Avenue Southeast, , GA 30316 (404) 748-9082 Visit Website

Supremo Taco

701 B Memorial Drive Southeast, , GA 30316 (404) 965-1446 Visit Website

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