The Bucket is a Mexican eatery, offering fast food favorites like street tacos, tortas and classic fritas (fries) with carne asada, cilantro, feta cheese and spicy garlic aioli. (Check out the full menu here.)
The Eagle Rock favorite — originally established in 1935 — has reopened “with new owners and a new outlook”, says the business on its website. Offering locals “a place to enjoy good food and good drinks at a reasonable price.”
Yelp users are excited about the new spot, which currently holds 4.5 stars out of 36 reviews on the site.
Yelper Pebbles M., who reviewed The Bucket on Nov. 9, wrote, “So glad this spot is back! A neighborhood favorite since 1935! … The food is perfectly priced. I’ve tried their fritas (loaded fries) and made my own. The chicken tacos with cheese are bomb!”
And Madilynn B. added, “Ingredients are top quality. Service is top quality. Owners are chill, responsive and personable. Listen up trendy pop-up-food-truck-gourmet-burger joints. Bucket is the real deal.”
The Bucket is open from 9 a.m.–9 p.m. on weekdays. (It’s closed on weekends.)
Former owner George Eckley closed The Bucket when he lost his lease after failing to come to an agreement with the property owners. The small, mostly outdoor stand remained vacant for a year before a more upscale restaurant called The Patio opened and started serving up burgers and chicken sandwiches on Homeboy Bakery Hawaiian buns along with California craft beers. But, for reasons unknown, The Patio closed over the summer, paving the way for the return of The Bucket.
The building hasn’t changed much except for a new paint job, and a red neon “The Bucket” sign. The outdoor patio with the wooden fence is still standing.
“This time around, the product offering is different” said added Ghazarian. “Not only do we offer burgers and beer, we have specialty fritas (fries with topping). “We just want to provide great food, be consistent and keep The Bucket history going for a long time.”