An Abbott Road taco eatery is about to stretch out in a bigger space that will better accommodate the demand for its food and allow patrons to linger over their meals instead of dashing in and out.
D.A. Taste is planning a second location for 856 Seneca St., a building that is home to Buffalo Distillery and next to Paula's Donuts.
It's a big leap forward for the restaurant, which currently operates from a takeout window. The new location will have seating for 40 people and calls for both indoor and outdoor dining, with a total capacity of about 60 people. It will add a bar as well as desserts, milkshakes and ice cream – and all of those offerings will be equally detailed and diverse as its taco menu.
"Everything has to be creative, just as creative as the tacos if not more creative," said Azrael Laia, who is co-owner with Dominick Buster.
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The taqueria has turned heads with its gourmet and specialty tacos since opening during the thick of the pandemic in 2020. It has 25 different tacos on the menu with about six rotating specials, and smokes its own meats used in tacos, which can take up to 10 hours. Two of the latest additions to its menu are its chicken parm taco with smoked mayonnaise and the Reuben taco that has been extended from St. Patrick's Day by popular demand.
The larger space will allow the restaurant to open longer hours and do larger catering orders.
If all goes according to plan, D.A. Taste hopes to open the new location by this summer.
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