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I love tacos. Unfortunately, Raleigh's selection of tacos and burritos is, and always has been, not as tasty as many other metropolitan cities in the US. Don't get me wrong, I love Chubby's, Centro, Baja Burrito and the others, but there's always been something lacking. Downtown could use a pop-in burrito joint and I'd love for Mamacita's (Asheville) or Flaming Amy's (Wilmington) to open a location here.
But, maybe we are in for an influx of taco joints in the coming years. San Antonio based chain Taco Taco Café is coming to Raleigh and will expand every two years in our area. It's a small chain that offers some alternative options to your typical taco joint and has some vegeterian options as well. We aren't sure where Taco Taco will land in Raleigh, but from the sounds of the article it will be in a strip shopping center somewhere in the area, meaning probably not downtown. MySanAntonio has the full scoop.
Desai and his partners have agreed that after the Raleigh location opens, they will develop one store every 18 months in nearby communities such as Durham, Chapel Hill and Cary.
That region, Desai said, has turned into a melting pot with an international populace willing to try new foods. And a growing vegetarian community there would likely flock to Taco Taco's meatless menu items.
Customers wouldn't find “that typical rice and beans or enchiladas that you can get at any typical Mexican restaurant,” Desai said. “We would stand out, in hopefully a good way.”