Pittsburghers are such big fans of Condado Tacos, they’re getting a second location.
The Ohio-based taco restaurant is opening a second location in Lawrenceville, in the space formerly occupied by Tender Bar + Kitchen.
The Pittsburgh Business Times first broke the news that the restaurant chain, which currently has six locations in Columbus and Cincinnati, as well as the one in Pittsburgh, would be expanding its footprint in the city.
Founder Joe Kahn told PBT that he hopes the restaurant will be open by October, and that there are plans for three or four more restaurants in the Pittsburgh area.
The restaurant, which opened downtown last year, is known for their unique and customizable build-your-own tacos, margaritas and brunch options. Customers can choose between a number of different tortilla options, include corn and flour tortillas, and stuff them with a variety of protein options, from braised beef brisket to house-made chorizo to create their own tacos, or order one of their house options, like the Surf ‘n Turf, a $5 flour soft shell taco stuffed with queso fresco, rice, ghost pepper steak, shrimp ceviche, lettuce, onions, roja salsa and their own ‘dirty’ sauce.
Kahn told NextPittsburgh that there will be some big changes coming to the Lawrenceville location, with the main granite bar that was the centerpiece of Tender Bar + Kitchen being replaced with something better suited to a Mexican restaurant, and street-style artists painting and stenciling Day of the Dead-inspired designs on the walls.
NextPittsburgh also reports that the new location will seat 160, and have a small outdoor patio.