clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

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:)

· Del Fuego Taqueria [Official website]
· All Del Fuego Taqueria coverage [-ENOLA-]
· All Eater Tracking [-ENOLA-]

— Nora McGunnigle
[Photo: Brasted]

Del Fuego Taqueria

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

Del Fuego Taqueria

4518 Magazine St., New Orleans LA 70115

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the Eater New Orleans newsletter

The freshest news from the local food world