Continuing New Orleans’s ever-expanding taco scene, two new taquerias will open soon; one in the former Byblos location Uptown, and one in the former Queenie’s on St. Claude in the Bywater.
The Advocate reports that Taceaux Loceaux, a longtime local taco truck that frequently serves the crowd at Uptown cigar bar and music venue Dos Jefes, will open its first restaurant at 737 Octavia Street. Opening its doors sometime late next month, owners Alex and Maribeth del Castillo will mostly stick to the formula that’s made their truck a fixture in town: tacos with BBQ pork, brisket, and Korean-style chicken, and will add popular specials that have been offered over the years. The spot will also have a full bar.
About seven miles downriver, signs have appeared in the windows of the now-closed Queenie’s on St. Claude, indicating a taqueria is taking over 3200 St. Claude Ave. address. Taqueria La Coyota is the same name of another popular taco truck, which sits on Claiborne Avenue in the Lower Ninth Ward. Messages to Awamira LLC, the group that has owned the space since 2013 and who filed to renew the liquor license for the address recently, have not yet been returned, but check back with Eater for updates.
Taceaux Loceaux will be open six days a week, serving lunch, dinner and weekend brunch.
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