Bernardo's offered cheap classics like this shredded beef taco plate with rice, beans and a drink for $7.75.

Andi Berlin / Arizona Daily Star

Downtown Tucson has lost another quick and reliable lunch place this summer, now that Bernardo's is closed. The fast-food Mexican restaurant had been at 17 N. Stone Ave. near Congress Street for more than five years. 

The restaurant sits empty with a "for lease" sign on the door, and the phone number has been disconnected. Bernardo's was owned by Bernardo Acosta who served cheap eats and homey recipes from his native Magdalena, Sonora.

Bernardo's is the eighth Tucson restaurant to close this summer, according to Star records. 

You can find the Star's digital food writer Andi Berlin at a taqueria near you, taking tiny bites and furiously scribbling into an old notepad.