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El Padrino, Kicked Out of Bishop Arts, Finds New Home in Southeast Dallas

I’ve been rooting for the little El Padrino taco stand in Bishop Arts since last November, ever since we found out the Lombardi group’s plans to takeover/(maybe) bulldoze the iconic red-and-white building that housed those famously nice taco ladies. For the last couple months, Juan Contreras, managing parter of El Padrino, has been trying his […]

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Eat This Now: Taco Party’s Fried Potato Tacos

Darn you, TacoTrail, for introducing me to these terribly addicting potato tacos. They’re all I can think about. My 2013 wish is for the Taco Party food truck to make it into the Arts District rotation. Please make this happen, Arts District people. Really, it’s for the good of downtown. Potato tacos are commonly found […]

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Taco Drama: Taco Republic in Richardson Will Not Close or Move

Yesterday I reported Taco Republic in Richardson would close at the end of the year and reopen in early 2013 on Maple Avenue. Earlier this morning, our man on the trail of tacos, José Ralat-Maldonado, said Taco Republic was going to close for good on December 27. Then a few minutes ago José sent an update:  Owner Ron […]

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Meso Maya and Taqueria La Ventana Open Downtown Locations Today

Good news. Remember the old Luna Tortilla Factory building downtown? About a block from the Perot Museum? Mike Karns, who also owns the El Fenix chain, has moved into the Factory at 1611 McKinney Ave. and turned it into the second location of Meso Maya. He’s kept the original floors and archways, but the place […]

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El Padrino, the Last Taco Stand in Bishop Arts, is Closing November 1

The recent happy news concerning two restaurants moving in to Oak Cliff is still a painful reminder that El Padrino is closing on November 1. When Lombardi Family Concepts signed the lease for the old Oak Cliff Mercantile building, this lease also included its takeover of the small taco kiosk known as El Padrino. Both Rob […]

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A Taco Joint (Tacos & Avocado) Will Replace Cowboy Chow in Roanoke

Word comes through my email inbox that Chef Jason Boso is closing down the Cowboy Chow in Roanoke for a few days in September while they renovate the inside for a brand spankin’ new concept, Tacos & Avocados. Boso plans to have the new taco joint open by September, which means the makeover should be […]

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Best of Big D Giveaways: Tickets to the Grand Opening of Torchy’s Tacos’ SMU Location

Today’s Best of Big D giveaway is a pair of invitation-only tickets to Torchy’s Tacos’ grand opening party on Wednesday, August 15. Last week I told you about the new Torchy’s location that’s opening along SMU Blvd. on August 16, and now this winning taco chain (picked by our editors for 2012′s best taco joint) is hosting […]

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Taco Bueno to Open in Allen Tomorrow. People Are Camping Overnight

I don’t know whether to laugh or cry at this news: The new Taco Bueno in Allen doesn’t open until 9:30 tomorrow morning, but fans have already started camping out. And these fans plan to stay where they are  overnight!  The the first 30 people in line get a $100 gift card. If you’d like […]

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Taco Vendors Converge at Bryan Street Tavern for Tacopalooza 2012

D Magazine intern Erin Ahlfinger files this report. If you’re wondering how many different tacos make a tacopalooza, the answer is twenty one.  Five of the most popular purveyors of tortilla-wrapped delights in town rolled into Bryan Street Tavern Saturday afternoon for Tacopalooza 2012. They brought with them an assortment of nearly two dozen taco […]

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Torchy’s, Nodding Donkey, and World of Beer Opening on SMU Blvd. This Summer

Bradford Pearson made me aware that three new restaurants (Torchy’s Tacos, Nodding Donkey, and World of Beer) have just signed leases at the new retail space called BLVD, at SMU Boulevard and Greenville Avenue. “We are excited to add three such strong restaurants to those already in the area,” said Taylor Stone, Managing Director, Multifamily, […]

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