One of Ballard’s favorite taco shops, El Camion, is once again on the move: Hale’s Ales can no longer host them in their kitchen, so they’re now only operating out of their truck locations.
El Camion announced the news in a note to customers, saying they’re leaving Hale’s, effective immediately. They moved into Hale’s last year when their former location at 15th and 65th was sold to developers.
Heather McClung from Hale’s says the Washington Liquor Control Board won’t allow them to have El Camion operating in their kitchen due to their licensing specifications.
“We’ve tried to make the best out of a bad situation,” McClung tells My Ballard. “It’s really unfortunate.”
El Camion has to be out of Hale’s by Sept. 12, and from that point on they’ll only be operating out of their four food trucks around Seattle. They say they’re on the lookout for their next brick-and-mortar.
After El Camion moves out, Hale’s will bring on chef Warren Peterson and a new menu. McClung says they plan to have “upscale comfort food” on the menu, including mac and cheese, hamburgers, and meatloaf.
We’ve reached out to El Camion to learn more about their plans, and will update with any new info.