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Barbacoa in South Fargo to close

Barbacoa has opened in what had been home to Zing Dinner in a Dash. Dave Olson/The Forum

FARGO – Barbacoa, a Southwestern-style restaurant in the city’s south end, is closing after a little more than two years.

“It is with both sadness and gratitude that we announce that tomorrow, Saturday January 13, will be the last day that we are doing business as Barbacoa,” the restaurant’s management said on its Facebook page Friday, Jan. 12.

“Exciting plans for a new concept are in the works and we look forward to sharing those with you very soon,” the announcement said.

The owners of Barbacoa, 3241 42nd St. S., also own the Boiler Room and Twist in downtown Fargo and said they would honor gift cards and other vouchers for Barbacoa at those restaurants and whatever new restaurant opens in the location

Many customers on Facebook greeted the news of the restaurant’s closing with disbelief, some saying they really will miss the tacos.

Barbacoa opened in fall 2015 featuring a menu that included culinary influences from the Southwest, Tex-Mex, the American South and South America. The building was previously home to Zing – Dinner in a Dash, a take-and-bake shop that closed after less than a year of operation.

Dan Hurder, one of the partners, told The Forum at the time that the location near major employers and new homes was very promising.

In response to the closing announcement on Facebook, one customer said she was happy to hear the restaurant will reopen because it’s nice to have dining options in South Fargo.