By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Apr 18, 2022 at 1:01 PM Photography: Andy Tarnoff

HIYA Taco has officially closed its doors at 4144 N. Oakland Ave. in Shorewood.

The closure, which was verified by phone this morning, took effect April 15, 2022.

The restaurant, which served a menu of tacos, salads and shareable sides, opened in August of 2020, during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The restaurant replaced Ruckus, the burger concept launched by Colectivo, which closed in 2018.

Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.