After 20 years in business, Uncle Moe's Burrito and Taco Shop, located on Seventh Avenue between Ninth and Tenth Streets, closed for good last night.
I was able to reach Marty, the owner, on the phone, and he told me that "expenses got to the point where we just couldn't make a go of it any more."
Opened in 1991 as California Taqueria, Marty and his business partner also owned La Taqueria further up Seventh, which closed last year. In 2000 they went their separate ways, and Marty renamed it Uncle Moe's. Best known for its gargantuan burritos and tacos and mouth-watering meat options like carne asada, turkey mole, barbacoa, and chile colorado, those hankering for a burrito will now have to travel even further for their fix (and if it's gotta be Uncle Moe's, there's another outpost on 19th Street in Manhattan).