Sauce Opens, Tajine and Chilayo Close, CuCo's Fights to Stay Alive


The dining room at Tajine. Photo: ©

Last week, I received an email that ~SAUCE~ in the Financial District is now open. 56 Belden Pl. at Bush, 415-397-8800.

SFoodie brings word that ~LE SOLEIL~ in the Inner Richmond is back open after closing for renovations last summer. 133 Clement St. at 3rd Ave.

Two readers alerted me ~TAJINE~ on Polk had paper over the windows and a closed sign. The Scoop got in touch with chef-owner Mohamed Ghaleb, who (sadly) confirms the restaurant is closed. 1653 Polk St. at Clay, 415-440-1718.

A reader alerted me ~CHILAYO~ in Cow Hollow has closed; no word on a replacement. 2150 Chestnut St. at Steiner.

After last week’s post about ~CUCO’S~ in the Lower Haight, I received an email from Cate Czerwinski about her attempt to help keep it open: “A couple of weeks ago, I brought the situation to the attention of Lower Haight Supervisor Christina Olague. She sprang into action and put Carmen [the owner] in touch with a director at the Mission Economic Development agency, who has offered to help Carmen negotiate a new, fair lease agreement. It’s not clear when negotiations will begin. In the meantime, there are petitions in support of Cuco’s at the restaurant and at the Toronado for community members to sign. According to the MED, community support is vital to the negotiation process, so hopefully all the plantain burrito lovers will come out to Cuco’s and sign the petition!” 488 Haight St. at Fillmore, 415-863-4906.

Looks like some changes might be afoot for ~DADDY O’S~, which opened in December in SoMa: a liquor license transfer shows activity for Kama Sushi Soma in the same location. 294 9th St. at Folsom.