It's got the same gringo tacos, the same Mexican-born cook, and sits by the same Studio City intersection.
Henry's Tacos, once the oldest known gringo taco stand in the nation, is back.
"The window's open," said Omar Vega, the new co-owner of Henry's Tacos, who had served as its head cook for 22 years until it closed in January, and reopened Thursday across the street. "Everything's the same. Nothing's changed. Same prices. All good."
Henry's Tacos reopened Thursday inside the former Studio Sub at 4389 Tujunga Ave., a burrito toss from its original hut of 51 years at Tujunga and Moorpark Street.
The first Henry's closed Jan. 12 when the Henry's heir Janis Hood retired after getting into a beef with her landlord -- but not before months of bitter negotiations, celebrity protests, online petitions from a flock of taco fans across Los Angeles.
Now Vega and his brother Gilbert have bought the business from Hood for an unknown sum, and moved it to a small former curbside sub shop with a rear patio a half block from the original location.
Gone is its classic Googie-style sign, given to a collector. Gone is its original menu board. Gone are the original food-smudged picnic tables a fender length from the street corner.
But back are the original $2.75 ground beef tacos served in the original crunchy hard taco shells piled high with cheese as first envisioned in 1961 by Henry Comstock, months before the original Taco Bell.
Business has been brisk.
"We're very busy," Vega said. "They're lining up. Henry's Tacos is back."