Chicas Tacos, an award-winning Mexican fast casual restaurant and home to “A Better Taco,” announced four new locations across Southern California in continuation of the company’s rapid expansion plans. The rollout begins in January with the opening of Chicas Tacos Culver City, located at 9345 Culver Blvd, followed by two more location openings: Beverly Grove/W. 3rd Street, slated for a Q1 2020 opening, and a soon-to-be-announced address in Venice slated to open in Q2 2020.
In addition, the company is partnering with Pouring with Heart hospitality group as the official food partner for All Season Brewing Co, a new brewery concept which will open at 800 S La Brea Ave in Fairfax/Mid-Wilshire in winter 2020.
“The city of Los Angeles has been a huge source of inspiration for our mission to create a better taco with better ingredients,” says Chef Eduardo Ruiz, Directors of Tacos at Chicas and the Culinary & Beverage Director at BLVD Hospitality. “We’re excited to continue growing our traditional yet modern approach to Mexican cuisine and look forward to sharing Chicas’ fresh approach with more of the local communities we care so deeply for.”
The new locations will feature larger kitchens and dining rooms than Chicas’ original 700-square-foot DTLA location, while still offering quick and easy ordering via self-ordering kiosks. With more space to flex, Chicas Tacos has also expanded its core menu to now include Mexican beer, wine and margaritas; as well as new bowls, burritos, and a growing roster of plant-based options including the award-winning Chicas Impossible Taco—crowned Best Taco de Chef award at Taqueando Fest 2019. The pronounced vegetarian menu will also include standouts like the Plant Based Nachos, oozing with vegan queso, marinated jackfruit, salsa morita, cashew avocado crema, and topped with scallions, radish, chile blanco and cilantro; and the Jackfruit Taco, featuring sautéed jackfruit, avocado cashew crema, cherry tomato pico de gallo, cilantro on a corn tortilla. The new menu builds upon Chicas’ best-selling Steak and Fish Tacos (voted best taco by TIMEOUT Magazine), and will be available to order in-store, through the Chicas Tacos mobile application and online at www.chicastacos.com.
Operations across all new Chicas Tacos locations will continue to be run by hospitality veteran Ronit Gieske. The Cornell University grad and current VP of Operations brings more than 15 years of experience, most notably as the former New Store Openings Director for Tender Greens. Prior to Tender Greens, Gieske also successfully managed a robust portfolio of restaurants for companies like Hillstone and David Myers Group.
Chicas Downtown Los Angeles: 728 S Olive St., Los Angeles, CA 90014