Following a bitter property dispute between the owner of La Taqueria and his siblings, Miguel Jara Sr. successfully bought the famous Mexican restaurant’s building today. In other words, La Taqueria’s Mission-style burritos and crispy tacos aren’t going anywhere.
Back in 1972, La Taqueria founder Jara Sr. enlisted his parents to help him buy the building at 2889 Mission Street, and since then, he’s paid property taxes and believed he was the rightful owner. But his parents died before officially transferring the property to him, so it legally became the property to all nine of their children. There were lawsuits and countersuits and eventually the court ruled for the building to be sold, with proceeds distributed equally among all of the siblings. It’s been on the market since spring.
Jara, his sons Angel and Jesus, and their lawyer outbid the competition, buying the building at $1.7 million. (In 1972, the Jaras bought it for $39,000.) Now, it’s time for the community to celebrate with a round of burritos.