Fans of the super burritos and fish tacos at Tacos Zarate have only until Saturday to get their last fix, as the Mexican take-out restaurant at Kahala Square will be closing on that day in anticipation of an upscale development to take place at the end of the summer.
The restaurant, owned by Paul Zarate, only opened two years ago across from Kahala Mall on Waialae Avenue, after growing a customer base as a taco truck and farmer’s market vendor.
An announcement on the business’ Facebook page June 7 said: “We would like to thank you for all the support over the past 9 years as we took it from a weekly pop-up selling burritos out of a cooler to a brick and mortar location in Kahala.”
Today a post said Tacos Zarate is open for business from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on the King Kamehameha Day holiday, although it is normally closed Monday. “This is our final week of business … We hope to feed you one last time this week.” The business opened its first brick-and-mortar location in 2013 on King Street in Moiliili.
Kamehameha Schools is redeveloping a block-long section of businesses along Waialae Avenue, to be called “Kahala Marketplace,” which stretches from Hunakai Street to Kilauea Avenue. Construction is set to start in September, with an opening date of 2020.