Tacontento, the Mexican taqueria hailing from Guatemala and 14 other locations in Latin America, is prepping for an early June opening. Translated as "be happy" in English, the taco spot uses no preservatives, no can openers and no freezers. Tortillas are made onsite at a traditional Comal and salsas are prepared daily. There will be outdoor patio seating and a full bar as well. Everything on the menu is under $20. Tacocento's Bar Agave will feature all sorts of cocktails made with, among other things, 100 % blue agave tequila. The restaurant will be open Sunday through Wednesday from noon to midnight and Thursday through Saturday from noon to 1am. [EaterWire]
Antojitos Mexicanos (starters):Chicharron de Queso (a house specialty grilled cheese “crispy and rolled up” - $7), Sincronizadas (two flour tortillas filled with ham and cheese and finished with guacamole and pico de gallo - $7) and Ceviche Monterrico (fish, shrimp or mixed - $12). Starters also feature Queso Fundido, Nachos Tacontento, Quesadillas, Flautas and more.
Tacos: Tacos al Pastor (adobe marinated pork slow cooked in open coal fire - $9), Tacos de Pollo (chicken - $9), Tacos de Lomo de Cerdo (pork tenderloin - $9), Tacos de Cochinita Pibil (pulled pork in a spicy sweet 'n' sour sauce - $9), Tacos de Chorizo Mexicano ($9), Tacos de Champinones (vegetable taco with mushrooms and garlic - $8) and more. There are also Specialty Tacos, allowing guests to make their own with tortillas on the side. For example, the Hawaiana Tacos are a combination of pastor, ham, pineapple and melted Mexican cheese - $11.
Mexi-Classics: Enchiladas Verdes (three tortillas stuffed with chicken, Mexican cheese and salsa with fresh tomatillos - $13), a Torta Mexicana (Mexican pirujo bread stuffed with the meat of your choice, cheese, beans and guacamole, served with papas campesinas - $9 - $11) and more.
Booze: Signature sangrias including La Apasionada, Red Mexicali and La Vida Color Rosa. Cabelas and cheladas, Mexican beer mixed with sweet & sour over ice and rimmed with chili tajin, will also be available. Cocktails include La Fuente de la Juventud (cucumber juice, cilantro, jalapeno Tabasco and Cazadores Blanco Tequila), Manojo de Tres (Corralejo Tequila Blanco, apple, ginger, strawberry, Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur, lime and agave nectar), Drunken Angels (Gran Centenario Rosangel Tequila and pomegranate juice) and more.