Andale Taqueria closing
Original post made by Sue Dremann, staff writer, Palo Alto Weekly on Jan 26, 2009
Andale was another victim of the financial crisis. I interviewed the manager about a month ago and she said it had been really dead at night. Lunch was sometimes better. I, too, thought they still did a pretty good business, but I guess they just decided to throw in the towel.
When gas prices went up, they raised their prices. I think that made some frequent customers cut back.
Andale lovers can still get their fix at two other locations that are staying open, but you'll have to travel. According to an employee at one of their other locations, Los Gatos and San Francisco International Airport restaurants remain open.
on Jan 26, 2009 at 3:18 pm
Lulus is better. It's opening a new location at Town and Country. Darwinism I guess.
on Jan 26, 2009 at 3:32 pm
Andale's was a long time favorite of downtown Palo Alto office workers who could walk to inexpensive lunch restaurants. I guess now that high rents are forcing restaurants to raise prices and also forcing employers to leave the downtown area, all the cheaper restaurants are having trouble making ends meet.
on Jan 26, 2009 at 3:53 pm
"Lulus is better" Says you?