I just stuck my head inside the just-opened Taco Taco restaurant in the southwest quadrant of Preston Royal Shopping Center. It’s located in the jinxed spot that runs along the side of Sushi Star. Most recently it was the Chicken Coop. The nice man at the door gave me a menu and a free sample of their chips and salsa. He claims everything is made fresh and they don’t use any lard. Short menu includes quesadillas, tacos, burritos, and “fresh smashed” guacamole. 5954 Royal Ln. 214-750-4420.
UPDATE: I was just contacted by a representative from Taco Taco in San Antonio who says the name is trademarked.
“Can you please edit your article. The name Taco Taco is copyrighted and trademarked by the famous restaurant in San Antonio. Permission was not given to whomever opened this store and are not affiliated whatsoever with the one in San Antonio. A lawsuit will be filed Monday for trademark infringement .”
I spoke with owner Eddie Hija. He was unaware of the San Antonio restaurant. “I went to the city and registered my DBA and nothing came up under that name,” Hija said. “They may be registered in San Antonio but I didn’t see it in Dallas.”