After being forced to shut its doors earlier this month, Oak Cliff’s Trompo Taqueria & Burgers has reopened, thanks to the generosity of donors who contributed to a GoFundMe campaign.

On January 5, the restaurant owner, Luis Olvera, took to social media, stating that his landlord had locked the doors to the establishment. To help cover the $36,000 he owed, a GoFundMe was established, according to WFAA.

​After raising $20,000 through the fund-raising platform, Olvera announced via Instagram that the landlord had given him a week’s extension to cover the remaining debt so that the restaurant could be permitted to continue operations.

On January 13, Trompo officially reopened for business, and a grateful Olvera expressed his appreciation to all his supporters.

“Words cannot begin to express my gratitude, you (and many others outside of GoFundMe) gave me the hope I had lost, I am still in shock and I’m pushing forward using the energy and resources you helped make possible.

“My blessings began with your words of encouragement, moved mountains with your donations, and literally opened doors for me to have a fighting chance to provide for my family and the families who put their trust in me every day,” Olvera stated.

The establishment had been operating for just over a year before the temporary closure. Trompo moved into the 337 W. Jefferson Blvd. location in the fall of 2022. Before that, the restaurant utilized the services of a ghost kitchen.

​Olvera has been serving his popular tacos at various spots throughout Dallas since 2014 after receiving his uncle’s blessing to use his secret Trombo pork recipe. His first Oak Cliff location opened  in 2015 on Singleton Boulevard. That taqueria later moved to the Bishop Arts district in 2019 before closing in December 2021 as a result of the pandemic. A Trompo location on Gaston Avenue was similarly forced to shutter in May 2022.