After just two years and change at the corner of Market and Sanchez, Hecho Cantina, née Hecho (and before that Bandidos), will be closing its doors soon to make way for new owners. Hoodline caught the news and got a statement from co-owners Jesse Woodward and Dana Gleim, who also own Hi Tops across the Street.
Says Woodward and Gleim, "We were approached with a great offer and felt it was the right time for us, given the challenges in the current SF restaurant climate." They add, "We've had an amazing crew and patrons since the start, and have learned a ton. As sad as we are to move on, we're really looking forward to refocusing our attention on Hi Tops and future projects."
Just after the new year, the restaurant pivoted to a fast-casual model, more along the lines of Hi Tops, dubbed Hecho Cantina, adding a pool table and tall bar tables with stools, with the intent of refocusing the place more around the bar and making the menu more casual.
Andale, as you may know, operates taquerias around the Bay Area, including at SFO, and recently launched a more upscale concept with cocktails on Polk Street, Mezcalito, in the former Verbena and Reverb space. Let's just say it wouldn't be shocking if their plans for the Hecho space were along similar lines.
The official closing date for Hecho Cantina remains up in the air, and could be months off as the liquor license transfer wends its way through the ABC.