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Holy Mole! Del Fuego Taqueria Likely Opening Next Week

Del Fuego Taqueria owner/chef David Wright tells Eater the highly-anticipated restaurant should have their liquor license on Monday, and will then be ready for a soft opening next week on Wednesday and Thursday followed by an official opening on Friday or Saturday.

"Del Fuego is going to be a casual atmosphere," Wright said. "But we don't necessarily want the food to reflect that." The restaurant will have all the usual Mexican dishes - burritos, tacos, tortas, etc. - but will also offer composed and plated entrees that will get away from the Americanized Mexican food style "with red sauce and yellow cheese and a dollop of sour cream on top."

There will be a strong Oaxacan influence on the menu - Wright plans on offering four different mole dishes - but the plan is to "tour around the various Mexican regions" through the dishes.

There will also be 100+ tequila and mezcal varieties available at the bar, which will also be using fresh juices and herbs to create cocktails showcasing the 100% agave spirits. "The cocktails will showcase our passion for tequila as much as our menu shows our passion for the food," Wright says.

(UPDATE 6/5/14: looks like we'll need to wait till next week according to Del Fuego's Facebook page:)

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Del Fuego Taqueria

4518 Magazine Street, , LA 70115 (504) 309-5797 Visit Website

Del Fuego Taqueria

4518 Magazine St., New Orleans LA 70115