We were there the day that Dos Taquitos Centro opened its new location, back in 2007, and have been in love with the restaurant ever since. Owner Angela Salamanca provides some of the best Mexican food in town and continues to shift the menu options, keeping downtown's taste buds fresh. Oh, and we haven't even started on their cocktails.
Today, Salamanca and the Centrol Familia sent out an email saying that they are rebranding themselves and changing the name of the resturant to, simply, Centro. This new branding effort is an attempt to alleviate confusion before the downtown location and the North Raleigh Dos Taquitos. We don't expect too much to change at the restaurant, except for a new name and probably a new, fantastic, Spring menu next Wednesday, March 21st.
Now, if we could just get her to open up a small pop-in burrito shop, downtown's Mexican palate will be complete.
Here's the letter below:
To Our Dear Customers,
When Dos Taquitos Centro first opened its doors in the Fall of 2007, much of what we did was inspired by and grown from the soul of Dos Taquitos in North Raleigh. Their hard work and reputation gave us the opportunity to independently open a restaurant with a level of creative freedom that has allowed us to evolve into the place that we are today. We will always be thankful for that.
While we have always been independent, through the years, there has been a bit of confusion surrounding who we are, understandably. As we have continued to innovate and grow in the heart of Downtown Raleigh, our restaurant has become a unique reflection of who we are, our customers, and the community surrounding us.
We are blessed that so many of you have embraced us, allowing us to continue to innovate and fine-tune what we do. With this natural progression, the time has come to simply update our name and identity to better reflect who we are and what this restaurant truly is---a place that has grown from our hearts.
At the core of all of this, the name is all that is changing. Our mission to serve you the best locally-sourced Mexican and Latin American cuisine, innovative margaritas and cocktails, and to give back to our wonderful community remains the same. Centro is here today because of you, and for that, we are forever grateful.
The Centro Familia