A couple weeks ago, I first reported that Fort Reno BBQ, on Union Street near 4th Avenue, had closed for business, and was being replaced by a taqueria from the same owner, Jacques Gautier, who also runs Palo Santo across the street. He'd been on the hunt for a name, and it was revealed last weekend: Taco Santo.The Dia De Los Muertos-inspired sign has gone up, and they've announced via Facebook that the opening date has been set for February 1.
The made-to-order tortillas, which will be measure about 4 1/2 inches across, will be the star of the show here, filled with pork (from whole pigs), chorizo, chicken, duck mole, mushroom, cactus, Baja-style fried or grilled fish, fried avocado, and lobster (pictured). Tacos will average $3. Gautier will be executive chef, Puebla native Alejandro Bonilla will be chef de cuisine, and mixologist Corey Lange has been brought in to head up the mezcal-centric cocktail program.