DTLB's Taco Beach liquor license revoked after multiple criminal incidents
One of Downtown Long Beach's most popular restaurants Taco Beach on Pine Ave, had its liquor license revoked due to a series of criminal instances the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control announced Tuesday.
In the release, the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control reported Tuesday that Taco Beach, the Mexican restaurant located at 211 Pine Avenue in Long Beach, had their liquor license revoked due to incidents ranging from March 11, 2017, through July 11, 2019. Reports show LBPD had to respond to the restaurant "numerous times,” from noise complaints to criminal events such as battery, sexual battery, and even attempted homicide.
The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control alleged that Taco Beach employees "delayed and obstructed the police department’s investigation."
California Department of Alcohol Beverage Control spokesperson John Carr told MTLB that "the Taco Beach liquor license revocation is immediate. The liquor license owners at that location have lost their license and cannot sell alcohol. That license will not be reinstated for up to one year."
There are two other Taco Beach locations in Long Beach, both of which still have their liquor license.