La Rondalla is finally going to reopen!

It’ll be a while still (as you can see), but it’s gonna happen. Mission Local reports:

La Rondalla owner Carlos Barrios was in his early 30s when he took over his parents’ restaurant in the late 1980s to run it for 20 years. If things go as planned this fall,  he’ll hand the management over to his two daughters. Already, he’s transferred the ownership to their names.

“I’m not going to be around forever,”  said Barrios who recently suffered a seizure. Although he wants to be involved in the restaurant as much as possible, doctors have told him to take it easy so it will be Betty Barrios, 25, and her 23-year-old sister Luna who take over.  They hope to have the restaurant open by late November or early December.

Between now and then, there’s plenty to do.

Read on.

22 Responses to “La Rondalla is finally going to reopen!”

  1. Crowder says:

    That place was a fucking shit hole with mediocre food, a tired wait staff and so many serious health code violations the inspector asked them to immediately stop serving food. Now the same family is opening it, putting a proverbial coat of paint on the walls, wants to hire the same chef and you’re excited? Even without the violations, the food was totally unremarkable. Hiring the same chef tells me they don’t understand that, nor took the violations very seriously.

  2. Cisco Kidd says:

    That place fed a lot of ratos en la barrio….too much ill-will for me to ever return, but I wish the young ladies well.

  3. Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable says:

    That’s great news! That place had the best margaritas in town.

  4. Heather says:

    Despite all of the above reasons, I kind of loved that place. And the service was always excellent when I ate there.

  5. Junk Thief says:

    Oh, yes, the food was dreadful, but there was something about those cocktail waitresses of a certain age in fishnet hose that always brought me back.

  6. AttF says:

    I always loved this place…margaritas and carne asada were perfect when I didn’t want to wait in line at Puerto Allegre. Dinner doesn’t always need to be a life-changing blogworthy experience. Foodies are a spoiled lot.

  7. GG says:

    Come on, nobody went there for the food, you got dinner elsewhere and then went for those insanely strong and delicious margaritas.

  8. aerin says:

    I AM SO EXCITED! this was my absolute favourite place to go when i lived here for an internship. i was so bummed that it was closed when i moved back to live here for good. every time i walk by with friends i tell them how this is the best time in the mission if it would just reopen.. musicians, dancing & strawberry margaritas… i had almost given up!
    best luck to you, la rondalla! please keep the decorations, deer heads(?), and christmas lights.

  9. ok says:

    Fuck the haters, I loved this shit hole! that was the point, it was a great shit hole with decent enough food (I never got sick so it’s ok in my book) and strong ass margaritas (probably killed any food borne illnesses on the spot). Also contrary to “Crowder” it looks like they’re doing more than putting a proverbial coat of paint on the walls.