Paco’s Mexican Cuisine Set to Takeover Revolver Taco Lounge in Fort Worth

The father-and-son-run restaurant with humble beginnings is expanding its taco empire one Fort Worth location at a time
Paco’s Mexican Cuisine Set to Takeover Revolver Taco Lounge in Fort Worth
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Paco’s Mexican Cuisine is set to takeover Revolver Taco Lounge in Fort Worth, according to a liquor license filed with the city.

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The incoming Paco’s Mexican Cuisine will be located at 156 W. Fourth St., Fort Worth, Texas 76102. Francisco Islas, the restaurant’s president and executive chef, says the grand opening will take place on Friday, July 8 at 12:00 pm CST.

The new Fort Worth establishment will be located within Sundance Square – a “pedestrian-friendly downtown district” equipped with “clothing chains, Western-wear shops, steakhouses, sports bars…and small theaters.”

As reported by Downtown Fort Worth, Inc., Paco’s was originally founded as Paco & John in 2007 by father and son Francisco and “Paco” Islas. The quick-service taco start-up operated out of a former gas station before transitioning to a full-service restaurant in the Near Southside area of Fort Worth. Islas says the location’s six-year anniversary is nearing. 

The “family-owned restaurant with a corporate structure” offers unique takes on traditional Pachuca, Mexico dishes. For example, their regional tacos de chapulin – grasshopper tacos – come topped with garlic butter, pico de gallo, and queso fresco (as opposed to guacamole, salsa, and lime juice). They also offer brimming molcajetes (stone bowls stuffed with a variety of deliciously seasoned meats and veggies) and the ever-popular birria tacos con consome (slow-stewed meat tacos with broth for dipping).

When asked about the incoming restaurant’s Fort Worth location, Islas explained, “My family and I have lived in Fort Worth our whole lives. We are excited to be able to add to this fast-growing town that we’re happy to call our home.”

Amanda Peukert

Amanda Peukert is a Los Angeles-based writer with a love for tattoos, music, food, and film. She received her BA and MFA in creative writing from California State University, Long Beach. Her work has appeared in/on SPIN, LA Taco, Tattoodo, Skin Deep, and Tattoo Energy. When she’s not writing, you can catch her listening to Alice in Chains and Tupac, or watching movies like The Crow and Halloween while eating tacos and drinking a cold beer.
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