While other popular Austin taco merchants are engaged over a dispute regarding taco cannons and theft of a sacred Taco Bible, another local taco franchise is simply getting ready to further expand its reach around town with two new locations.
Tacodeli, a popular spot to pick up Vaqueros in the morning or a fish taco for lunch, has announced plans to open up two new stores at some point in the first quarter of 2014. One location will set up shop at the Village at Westlake shopping center at 701 South Capital of Texas Highway, while the second restaurant will make a new home at 7301 Burnet Road.
Two new Tacodeli eateries show how far its founding taco purveyors have come since they towed a trailer by bike along MoPac to advertise their first location on Spyglass Drive.
The two new locations will boost Tacodeli to five total locations across town, meaning that’s five total options for where to get over 40 of the most delicious tacos in Austin, plus some good mole sauce. Each brick-and-mortar spot will take up between 2,200 and 2,400 square feet of space, allowing from plenty of room for patio seating. Owners Roberto Espinosa and Eric Wilkerson will be working with architect Mike McCann and interior designer Joel Mozersky to help give the new locations a more modernized feel and look.
The new Tacodeli eateries show how far the taco purveyors have come since Espinosa and Wilkerson towed a trailer by bike along MoPac to advertise their first location on Spyglass Drive. The recipes even go back further, with Espinosa being inspired by some of the tastes of his childhood back in Mexico City.
“We would like to continue to grow the Tacodeli brand in Austin and perhaps in other cities, and this is a great opportunity for us to make sure we can handle that kind of growth,” says Wilkerson in a statement, “We’re excited to be able to grow the brand. We’re excited about all the opportunities for our team members.”
Even if the new Tacodelis are still not near you, just remember that you can still find their breakfast tacos at many popular coffee chops around town. And be sure to raise a migas taco and make a toast to the future success of yet another Austin eatery.