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Closed for Business: Uncle Moe's Burrito and Taco Shop, 341 Seventh Avenue


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).

Calling Chipotle!

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I went there last night at 8:30pm. I might have had the last watsonville burrito ever made!

November 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJT

Please- NO Chipotle! No, they're not horrible but not great and a little over-priced. No more chain burger places, either (not that I've had In n Out, but that won't happen here anyway.) Not a coffee shop either- seems to be enough. Need something somewhat compelling.

November 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSteve LeVine

Let me guess: Cheeburger Cheeburger South?

November 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLord Haw Haw

We need another nail salon!

November 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDave

Where did our oversized burritos go? These places were all very popular. I don't get it. At least Rachel's is on Seamless Web.

November 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterStevie

I LOVED Uncle Moe's....I'm so sad.

November 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMeredith

They were always out of carne asada. I stopped going in because of that.

November 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJoe Frazier

Absolutely devasted. I've been a huge fan since 1992 when I first had their mouthwatering food in Manhattan. I was overjoyed to learn they had an outpost in Park Slope when I moved here in 2000. They will be sorely missed in my household.

this is An Outrage nothing can replace Uncle moes!!! I CRIED a little, was dragged to a burger joint and am full of sorrows.

January 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterErin

I agree! We're in desperate need of authentic, quick, and reasonably priced mexican food in this neighborhood. If we could get just one not fussy, not fancy, straight-forward ingredient taco joint I'd be overjoyed! Moes will be seriously missed!

January 30, 2012 | Unregistered Commentera.m.

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