Tiki Loco announces closure

Vegan fans in Deep Ellum will have to take a moment as Tiki Loco announced their closure this coming 2023 according to a Dallas Observer article. They say, 

“The Deep Ellum eatery announced on Instagram that it would shut down operations January 3 after more than four years in the neighborhood. It cited declining foot traffic and increasing costs as the drivers for the closure.

“Truth be told, the last year and a half we’ve ridden this rollercoaster of extremes like so many have, and ultimately it has financially drained us,” Tiki Loco founder Audra Cabral told CultureMap.

Tiki Loco opened in 2018 to serve a full vegan menu of burgers, tacos, nachos, smoothies, coffee, and cocktails. It was co-owned by Oliver Peck and Dean Williams, Elm Street Tattoo shop artists. In 2019, D said the restaurant was the best in Deep Ellum for breakfast.”

Fortunately, a new vegan restaurant will be setting up once again and their speciality is Vietnamese cuisine with brand new selections according to a CultureMap Dallas article which says, 

“A longtime Asian restaurant in Oak Lawn is reopening with a new profile. The restaurant formerly known as Green Papaya will re-open in early December as Green Papaya Plant-Based, with a menu that is focused on vegan and healthy dishes.

With burgers, pizza, toasts, and bowls, the menu represents a dramatic departure from the original Green Papaya, which specialized in Vietnamese dishes such as shrimp spring rolls, beef pho, and the namesake green papaya salad.

There’s also a big selection of burgers including a bacon burger, smoked jalapeno burger, avocado truffle burger, and the Impossible Burger with sliced cheddar & “island sauce.”

Accordingly, before Tiki Loco says goodbye, they will be serving their loyal customers and fans from 12 PM to 10PM until they finally close and rest.