March 22, 2010

Little Chihuahua To Take Over Bistro 24


Yet another great tip from a reader:
...Some people have overheard the owner of The Little Chihuahua saying that he plans on opening a 2nd restaurant near 24th & Castro. It sounds like it might be the Bistro 24 space. Build-out to be complete in late May or June. Little Chihuahua, if you've never been, makes a damn good burrito... rivaling Papalote IMHO.
We sent a note to owner Andrew Johnstone but haven't heard back yet. But check this out: Stefano Coppola has (finally?) sold his beer and wine license to Andrew Johnstone, who intends to open The Little Chihuahua at 4123 24th St. Status: pending.

What to Expect? From Little Chihuahua's website: "Our goal is to make delicious, healthy, Mexican-inspired food, while at the same time, make choices that help protect our Earth. The key to our concept is preparing food fresh and in-house, with a conscience." And don't forget the beer and wine.

Stay tuned.

Update: we heard from Andrew Johnstone:
Yes! The rumor is correct.

Hopefully we will be open in May after some interior updates to fit the concept. We will be operating with the same menu and format as our Divisadero restaurant, with both takeout and dine-in etc. We will expand into our brunch menu once we are up and running.

We are very happy to be coming to Noe Valley. The bigger space will be great and we are excited to share what we have to offer to the neighborhood.
[The Little Chihuahua]

13 comments:

John C said...

Can't wait to have a good burrito place in Noe. Little Chihuahua is my second favorite burrito joint in SF, topped only by Papalote.

Anonymous said...

People get their fill of Casa Mexicana burritos while they can . . . or will they be able to survive between Papalota and Chihauahua?

Anonymous said...

Definitely in the top 3 of my favorite burrito shops in the city. I am so STOKED that they are moving in! Between this and the Paxti's news...what a great day!

Anonymous said...

Don't get me wrong, I'm all for this opening and Patxi's, but where's all the "Oh no! Chains invading!" outcry?

Ben C. said...

Well, Little Chihuahua is definitely not a chain. This is just their second location.

And I don't think having 4 locations all within 40 miles of each other qualifies Patxi's as a chain. Especially when their pizza is so delicious, but maybe I'm just biased.

Christopher said...

Welcome. As a Noe Valley resident and a 24th St shop keeper I am glad to see you moving in! And only 3 blocks from my house.... yumm!

murphstahoe said...

Holy Mole!

mulls said...

Well, I was one more story away from saying "Bring back Miss Millies!!" But anything that gives Casa Mexicana a run for it's money if fine by me.

Anonymous said...

Yay!

Hopefully a) there will be vegan options and b) they will break the curse on that location and stay for a long time.

Anonymous said...

great! but NO vegan options...terrible idea.

Anonymous said...

they have a bunch of vegan options. Im vegan and eat there all the time.

Anonymous said...

Ooooh, so they do, nice Anonymous. Yay! As for mean Anonymous, suck it, vegan hater.

Jesse said...

Little Chihuahua is a fantastic place, delicious healthy food, good service and much more than a burrito shop, but not fancy table service. I am so glad that despite the tough economy they are pulling through and thriving. Also this dramatically reduces the time it takes to cycle over there and have a yummy brunch. The place will be a wonderful addition to the neighborhood.