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A new Velvet Taco location in North Texas is set to open later this year.
Coming to 190 E Stacy Rd, the taco brand is bringing its latest restaurant to Allen. Per a recent state project filing, it is expected to open by the end of the year.
Launched in 2011, the first funky taco spot opened in Dallas’s Knox-Henderson and the brand has since grown to 30 locations with more in the works. Most of those locations are in Texas, but there are also restaurants in Georgia, Illinois, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Tennessee.
The funky taco concept “is founded on the idea that tacos don’t have to be Mexican.” And its menu certainly reflects that, featuring a range of international taco flavors like spicy tikka chicken, falafel, Korean fried rice and Mexi-Cali shrimp, to name a few.
Sides include chips with red curry coconut queso or queso blanco and elote. There’s also a deliciously moist housemade red velvet cake.
The brand is also known for its popular WTF (weekly taco feature) tacos and “kick ass margaritas.”
There are currently five Velvet Taco locations open in Dallas – 15104 Dallas Pkwy; 11700 Preston Rd; 4622 Greenville Ave; 3411 McKinney Ave; 3012 N Henderson Ave.
The forthcoming Allen spot joins three other Velvet Taco locations that are currently in the works for North Texas. One is coming to Grandscape in The Colony at 5350 Nebraska Furniture Mart Dr. The second will open in Grapevine at 440 W State Hwy 114. And the third will open in Dallas’s Deep Ellum neighborhood at 2556 Elm St. All three locations are expected to open later this year.