Lily's Salvadorean closes, La Chingona moving in
Lily's Salvadorean at 2940 Avalon Way closed for business on Sept 17 after being there since May of 2022. It has proven to be a tough location for a string of restaurants largely because parking on Avalon Way is limited and the space, whille outfitted with a large kitchen is also large.
Lily's shared this message with their followers
Dearest customers and friends,
With mixed emotions, we announce the closure of Lily's Salvadoran Restaurant and Bar. Your support has been valuable. We have treasured every moment spent with you, cherishing your smiles and love for our family recipes. Though the results may not have met our initial hopes, this journey has been a valuable learning experience, equipping us with the wisdom to forge a better path. Our last day of service will be this Sunday, September 17th, and we hope to share a final meal with you. But, exciting news awaits! You can still savor our flavors at Seattle farmers markets - find us in Columbia City on Wednesdays, the U-District on Saturdays (Year-around), West Seattle on Sundays (Year-around), Crossroads Bellevue on Tuesdays, and Juanita's in Kirkland on Fridays.
And we still plan on catering any special events! Additionally, we're thrilled to launch our new food truck, promising an even wider array of culinary delights. We can't wait to serve you from this mobile kitchen, filled with anticipation for the adventures that lie ahead. We are hoping to be settled around the Junction Area to be closer to the community!
Thank you for being an integral part of our journey.
LILY'S SALVADOREAN RESTUARANT & BAR
Moving into the location this November is La Chingona Tacqueria a Bellevue based company with a permanent food truck location in the Fairlake Professional Center at 29 148th Ave SE, Bellevue.
Owner Sandra Fauvet spoke with WestsideSeattle and saiid, "We are not your average taco truck. My husband Edgar is our chef and he created 21 different tacos."
Their plan is to have half the space dedicated to their already successful catering business and the other half open after 11 am to offer tacos and beer.
"We were doing great before the pandemic with catering but then it all dried up, So we were talking when the pandemic was ending and said, 'Let's open a taco truck'"
That was in 2022 and they've regained their catering business so this is a natural next step.
"We use all local ingredients and make everything from scratch every day," Sandra said.
They make Tacos, taco salads, quesadillas, Tortas, burritos, tamales, and have some house specials too.