It recently came to the attention of Bungalower staff via a little bird on Twitter (shout out to Adrianna Sekula), that the popular Thornton Park [Gmap] Mexican eatery will be closing its doors on Sunday, March 22.
The Tijuana Flats head office says that the lease had come up for renewal and they had decided against keeping their Summerlin Avenue location open and to “redirect their focus towards other opportunities. The first Tijuana Flats opened up in Winter Park, Florida in 1995 and the chain continues to expand across the state.
All staff at the Thornton Park location have been retained and transferred to other restaurants nearby. The restaurant will continue to operate as per usual until their closing date.
Tijuana Flats has multiple locations in Orlando [Map].
No…..Soco is owned by the same owners as Hue…
I heard parking is a significant barrier following a change in management at the garage. :-(. I miss the tflats already (and the crepe place too)!
True bungalowers should be eating at Baja anyway…
Sign the rent is “too damn high”.
The place is packed allot of times in the evening. Especially Tuesday nights. The landlord is and has been a greedy duschbag. Just look at all the businesses that have come and gone, including HUE.
They all need to close with that nasty food they sell.
Well at least we got one last visit in!
I would say parking and convenience have a lot to do with it. The tijuana on Orange ave is always packed
True but if Thornton park is going to thrive there needs to be less chains – maybe another grafitti junction can open there . They already have 2 downtown
Makes you wonder how much the landlord is raising the rent for a chain restaurant not to want to stay.
At least it was a local chain. Started by a former ucf student.
No ones driving downtown – parking and going to Tijuana flats. Is say rent is too high and not enough business
askbill, I do not have anything against TijFlats. I just don’t want to eat there more than once a fortnight.
Very sad. As soon as Michael Crandell leaves our office at Olde Town Brokers across the street, they can’t afford to stay open? Hmmmm…perhaps they’re following you to Windemere Michael?
Food BLOWS !
Whaaaaaat! It’s pretty sad that there are three vacant storefronts in Thornton Park all right next to each other.
Jeff Lukas Jordan Nicole
Nooooo! First crepes, now this?
Oh no Charles and Abigail
Cindy Heath Kaplus
Sorry to hear this. The food and service were always great. I had dinner there last week, and admittedly, it was nearly empty.
Noooooo. This cannot happen!!!! We need that bathroom and cheap sangria for Pride. Let’s boycott!!!
Ryan Noooooooo U0001f631
Nigel WattsU0001f612 room temperature
That really does suck!!! I guess it will be the one on 50 now on!
Yeah. I didn’t. It’s a good thing I don’t work there anymore! Hah
What?!?!? Hope Forconi Gabriel Morales U0001f62dU0001f62dU0001f62dU0001f62d
We shall have our final meal on the 22nd Chris McDirmit & Hallie Fisher.
MacKenzie Robinson just in case you didn’t know..
Maybe a nice independent eatery will take it’s place
Blaire Bruggeman, no more queso for us. If Starbucks moves U0001f44aU0001f4a5
Michael Wheat Matthew Shiver
That building must charge way too much rent. I think only the Starbucks storefront is the only one that hasn’t been multiple businesses already. I miss the crepe place that was next door.
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LuLu Rivera-Freeman Naomi Freeman whaaaaaaat??
Inevitable. Parking is a huge turn off for that building. Hope the employees were relocated though.
Alex Armstrong what?!?!
I believe it’s moving just down the street people, not to mention there is how many more in Orlando? And they are constantly opening new locations
That’s so sad to hear 🙁
Well, that’s a bummer!
So, it’s true! There is another one of me! 😉
Not good! I love this location U0001f612 Hope all the employees were able to be placed in other locations.
Char Thom Heather Packard Allison Logan Jennifer Nisbett we gotta goooo
Glad I got in there before the 22nd.
Damn. I feel like I didn’t go there enough while it was here, haha
That building is cursed
Darby Doo Jay McCahill James Hellwarth
Patrick Panza what are we going to do ?! U0001f622
I’m moving to the neighborhood in just 19 days and was looking forward to enjoying the menu…. Sorry to hear this.
It is usually packed at lunch, but not in the evenings or weekends, which is why we like it. oh well, there are many more locations in town.
Back to the crowded one on Orange Ave…:-(
Dominic Maresco Sharon Lily K. Nooooooo