El Taco Loco food truck to open restaurant in downtown Danbury

ByLinda D. Mohler

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DANBURY — The proprietor of El Taco Loco — a well-liked, area foodstuff truck specializing in authentic Mexican delicacies — is planning to open up a brick-and-mortar cafe on Primary Street.

“This transition transpired extremely rapidly, but we’re energized to just take this next step,” El Taco Loco food stuff truck owner Noel Dominguez explained in an e-mail.

The 25-calendar year Danbury resident is having ready to open his initially downtown restaurant, which will have the similar title as his food truck, at 317 Major St.

Soon after sitting down vacant for a pair decades subsequent the closure of Subway, the about 1,600-square-foot industrial space on the corner of Main and Crosby streets was reworked into a Japanese-Latin cafe known as ItadakiMÀS, which closed its doorways previous thirty day period after a year in small business.

ItadakiMÀS proprietor Anna Llanos, who also owns Mothership Bakery & Café, mentioned she believed 317 Principal St. would be excellent for a taco store and decided to assistance El Taco Loco move into the room.

“It was a good prospect that was provided to us,” Dominguez mentioned. “Anna has aided us a good deal in figuring out how to open up (there) to increase our business enterprise and give it a shot.”

Dominguez entered Danbury’s food items scene a few decades back with the El Taco Loco food items truck.

“We’re Mexican and my spouse appreciates a large amount of classic Mexican recipes, so my spouse, brother and I experienced the thought to get into the food items business,” he explained.

Due to the fact July 2019, the El Taco Loco food items truck has been a loved ones-operate enterprise providing reliable Mexican dishes like tacos, burritos, quesadillas and tortas, as perfectly as chips, guacamole and salsa.

“We actually consider to offer you the flavors that we have again residence in Mexico,” Dominguez claimed.

The El Taco Loco cafe will offer the very same merchandise as the food stuff truck, according to Dominguez, who stated he plans to carry on employing the truck for occasions in the space.

Dominguez stated he’s excited for El Taco Loco to open up at 317 Main St. and sees it as an prospect to not only mature the organization, but learn additional about the food stuff marketplace.

“We never have an exact day nevertheless — we are still arranging every little thing and in the process of having the area all set — but we’re hoping to open it in the following couple of months,” he reported.

In the meantime, Dominguez mentioned updates on the restaurant’s grand opening will be posted on El Taco Loco’s Fb and Instagram webpages.

Another Danbury-region meals truck recently opened a storefront. Marcos and Leidimar Mendonca, the house owners of Cinnamon Churros — a foods truck specializing in exceptional churros — opened a café on Previous Hawleyville Highway in Bethel.


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