Now, I know what you’re thinking. Just when you thought Dallas had enough taco shops, Austin’s Tacodeli announces their first Dallas location at the new West Dallas development, Sylvan Thirty. I poke fun, but who doesn’t love a good taco? They’re one of my favorite meals – but come on! Can’t we think of another fast casual concept for Dallas? Granted, I’ve never eaten Tacodeli, but judging by the reaction on social media…..this is exciting. Read more below:
Tacodeli, Austin’s favorite authentic taqueria that’s been serving up made-from-scratch tacos since 1999, is expanding to Dallas. The first Tacodeli location outside of Central Texas, the new Dallas Tacodeli will be located at 1818 Sylvan Ave., in the contemporary Sylvan Thirty development in West Dallas, just north of I-30. Scheduled to open by mid 2015 in a residential neighborhood alongside local retailers, Tacodeli Dallas will be the sixth location for the homegrown taqueria, and is sure to become the ultimate taco destination in the area.
Acclaimed Austin interior designer Joel Mozersky will design the approximately 2,500-square-foot Dallas Tacodeli, which will also include outdoor patio space. With the goal of infusing the flavor of the local Dallas neighborhood into the style of the new restaurant, Mozersky will work to ensure the new Tacodeli location embodies its welcoming and warm environment the brand is known for. In addition to bringing on Mozersky, Tacodeli is working in collaboration with developer Oaxaca Interests LLC, JLL Real Estate andRetail Street Advisors on the new Dallas location.
The menu at the new Dallas Tacodeli will include all the crave-worthy favorites taco lovers can’t get enough of, from the iconic Cowboy Taco, with beef tenderloin, grilled corn, caramelized onions and roasted peppers, to the Frontera Fundido Chicken Taco, with grilled chicken breast, Monterrey jack cheese and sautéed poblanos and onions, and the Mojo Fish Taco, with line-caught Texas Gulf Coast drum fillets grilled with a mojo-garlic sauce and garnished with homemade guacamole and pico de gallo. The menu features more than 40 taco varieties, including daily specials, breakfast tacos, savory taco lunch favorites, vegetarian and seafood tacos, salads and sides, award-winning starters and salsas, including a Tacodeli original, the signature Salsa Doña, a spicy jalapeño garlic salsa with a kick — all made from scratch with fresh ingredients, many of which will be organic and locally sourced.
Since Tacodeli’s inception nearly 16 years ago, founder Roberto Espinosa, inspired by the unique flavors of Mexico City, has had a commitment to culinary creativity, fresh and organic ingredients and locally sourced products. For the new Dallas location, Tacodeli will continue to source its organic eggs from Vital Farms, and will source as many local ingredients as possible, including produce and meats.
“We want to keep growing Tacodeli, and Dallas is a vibrant city that we feel like will be a great fit,” Espinosa says. “Dallas has a great taco culture, and we are excited to be part of it. Also, my business partner and co-owner Eric Wilkerson is from Dallas. It’s particularly exciting to open one of our restaurants in his hometown, and we’re looking forward to serving our neighbors in West Dallas and Oak Cliff.”
Tacodeli is a well-loved, iconic restaurant that’s been cooking up the best tacos in Austin since 1999. In addition to the new Dallas location at 1818 Sylvan Ave., Tacodeli has five other locations throughout the Austin area.