Papi Ali’s closes in Tucker less than a year after opening

Papi Ali’s Mikail Ali holds a Papi’s Burger, one of his Daily Specials made with black beans and quinoa. Photo by Dean Hesse.

Tucker, GA — Papi Ali’s Plant Based Latin Kitchen has closed its doors after being open a little less than a year.

The restaurant opened in the fall of 2021. Mikail Ali started Papi Ali’s as a food truck in early 2020, just before the restaurant business apocalypse caused by the pandemic. By the fall of 2021, he opened a counter service location in Tucker.

Here’s the full announcement from the company’s Facebook page:

We will be closing permanently May 15th. Thank you so much Tucker and everyone that has come out to support Papi Ali’s. It was my dream to provide a place to eat that truly was food for everyone, where you could have healthy eats and feel safe despite allergies or dietary restrictions. Papi Ali’s is not dead, but will be put on the back burner for now.

Writer Sara Amis contributed to this story. 

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