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SAINT JOHN — A popular Latin American restaurant that’s been operating in uptown Saint John for 26 years has closed its doors. Taco Pica led the way in creating a vibrant culture and restaurant scene in the uptown core.

Located at 96 Germain Street, it has now permanently closed, according to the post on the restaurant’s Facebook page.

“Thank You, Saint John, for allowing me to share my dream of providing Spanish culture and cuisine with you,” the post read.

“A very heartfelt thank you to my colleagues, employees and patrons that have made the last 30 years worthwhile. We played with all our hearts and have many wonderful memories.
Taco Pica”

The post did not go into any details on the reasons for the closure.

The restaurant opened in 1994 by Guatemalan refugees with a vision to share Latin American culture with the people of Saint John and served authentic Mexican, Guatemalan and Spanish food. Taco Pica also had a stand inside the Saint John City Market.

But Taco Pica wasn’t just a restaurant, for many in the Saint John community, it was a gathering place. The restaurant hosted live shows for all different genres of music, from Spanish, Latin American to rock/punk.

It was also known as one of the few venues in the city that hosted all-ages shows and was beloved by Saint John’s music scene. Taco Pica was also famous for its vibrant green bathroom, where many people would take selfies, which are popping up again on social media as Taco Pica fans learn of its closure. There’s even a Facebook page dedicated to these selfies.

Saint Johners near and far expressed their sadness about the closure on social media. Some also shared memories.

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