BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Los Angeles will be losing one of its most prized and popular taco trucks, while Kern County will soon be blessed with the award-winning taquero, Rick Piña.

After more than a decade, Piña, the owner of Ricky’s Fish Tacos, announced he’ll be officially moving out of L.A. in a Monday announcement on Twitter.

The acclaimed taquero said he will be moving Ricky’s Fish Tacos to Kern County and says the date and location of the move have yet to be determined.

  • Ricky Piña at the grill giving a thumbs up in his food truck
  • Fish being fried inside Ricky's Fish Tacos
  • Ricky's Fish Tacos food truck on the side of the road in Los Angeles
  • Ricky's Fish Tacos food truck on the side of the road in Los Angeles

Piña currently has family living in Shafter and Buttonwillow. He said he will move the business first and test out the waters before deciding where to live in Kern.

Piña said he is not leaving the City of Angels by choice, but is doing what’s the best for the business and his peace of mind.

“I want to be in a quieter place, L.A. is too crazy right now,” he told KTLA’s sister station 17 News in a phone interview.

With over 1,200 reviews, Ricky’s Fish Tacos is rated 4.5 stars according to Yelp.

As of now, it’s still unknown where in Kern County Piña will park to make his famous Ensenada-style fish and shrimp tacos.