Sabor’a Street Hits the Brakes

The arepa-and-taco truck is off DC streets (for now).

Sabor’a Street’s chicken arepa. Photograph courtesy of Sabor’a Street.

This just in: One of our favorite food trucks, Sabor’a Street—which has been slinging tacos and arepas since March—has called it quits (at least for now). Publicist Melissa Gold sent the following message from chef/owner Jorge Pimentel and his wife, Christine Sarapu:

“The last six months on the road have been quite an adventure for our team. Sabor’a Street has been a dream realized . . . After much consideration, we have decided to take a break from the streets of DC and give Lola a rest so we can explore other opportunities. We are so grateful for the amazing support and loyalty our Saboreros have shown us these past months, and hope to see y’all again very soon either in the truck or through another venture.”

Gold says the decision to shut the truck down was made only a few days ago, and cited the coming cold weather as a reason.

Pimentel is a former restaurant chef—he worked as sous-chef at the now-closed CommonWealth and helped open Masa 14—and Gold says the ultimate goal may be a brick-and-mortar eatery.

There are no current plans underway to sell the truck or set up shop in town, but it looks like Washingtonians will have to get their arepa fix elsewhere for the time being.

Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.