Owners Alex and Maribeth del Castillo first announced their intentions to bring their signature tacos to a restaurant in 2016; after various locations fell through, they resumed plans after signing the Uptown lease earlier this year. The address most recently housed a short-lived outpost of fast-casual Byblos Mediterranean restaurant, which opened in the summer of 2018 after a five-month renovation of what was the Flaming Torch restaurant (destroyed by a fire).
The menu of inventive tacos the truck is known for featuring proteins like BBQ pork, brisket, and Korean-style chicken, has been expanded to include vegan and vegetarian-friendly stars like braised greens, potato and poblano, cauliflower, and even “fauxrizo,” or a meatless chorizo substitute. The bigger menu, below, also offers quesadillas, the famous avocado fries, tot nachos, salads, and a full bar.
The truck will continue to operate after a break for some maintenance and upgrades; Del Castillo is looking to hire staff for the truck, according to NOLA.com. Taceaux Loceaux the restaurant is serving dinner six days a week for now, with plans to open for lunch and weekend brunch. Check Taceaux Loceaux’s Facebook page for updates on hours.
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