At least two sources have confirmed that Cactus Tacos, a family-owned taco stand from Hollywood, will be moving in to the Henry’s Tacos location at Moorpark Street and Tujunga Avenue.
That means Taco Wars in Tujunga Village because Henry’s Tacos is moving under new ownership only half a block away in the former Studio Sub location.
Cactus Tacos, or Cactus Taqueria, boasts “The Best Tacos in Hollywood.” They have two locations, at 4370 Beverly Blvd. and 950 Vine St.
Neal Golub, the real estate agent who had the listing to lease the place, said he could not confirm the new lease agreement, but it said it happened very recently.
“We had about 525 inquiries into this property,” Golub said. He did admit that Starbucks and other chain restaurants inquired into the small restaurant location, but that the owners of the property wanted to keep a small family-run business at the location, like Henry’s Tacos was for more than half a century.
“I cannot confirm who it is, but it is a family-run operation, and we hope that Patch and the people of Studio City will embrace them,” the agent said.
Property owner Mehran Ebrahimpour is out of town and could not be reached for comment. A source said that the property owner has had death threats due to the negative publicity surrounding the Henry’s Tacos move.
New Henry’s Tacos owner Omar Vega said Tuesday that he had also heard that Cactus Tacos is moving into their former location.
Workers said they are rewiring the 280-square-foot stand and will soon be painting over the Henry's Tacos writing on the outside wall.
Meanwhile, a new Henry's Tacos sign was put up half a block away at 4389 Tujunga. Also city building inspections and permit requirements are delaying Henry’s Tacos from opening as planned this week.
“It could be next week, though,” Vega said. He already has tables outside the shop, and a place inside (which the former location didn’t have.)
Stay tuned to Patch for more details as they arise.