The exterior of Rock 'N' Taco in Roswell.
Photo: Brandon Amato/Handout
Photo: Brandon Amato/Handout

Rock ‘N’ Taco opens for Tex Mex, live music in Roswell this week

A Buckhead taqueria and live music venue is moving into a larger space this week in Roswell.

Rock ‘N’ Taco will open for dinner starting Nov. 14 at 928 Canton St., with lunch service to be added after Thanksgiving.

The new 7,000 square-foot space will cater to fans of Mexican food, live music and sports.

The menu will be similar to the one offered in Buckhead, with some healthier additions, new Tex Mex entrees and cocktails.

Menu items include The Rocker Salad made with mixed greens, goat cheese, smoked gouda, cheddar, tomato, sweet onions, avocado, cucumbers, and spicy cabbage with the choice to add a protein;  the Eye of the Tiger taco made with blackened shrimp, mango chutney, red citrus slaw and lettuce; and The Green Day cocktail made with Miller’s Gin, cucumber, pineapple juice, homemade sour and simple syrup.

Games will be shown on a 9 x 13-foot screen, with 28 additional televisions throughout the restaurant, and an audio and video system is available for live musicians to use while they perform. 

“We’re thrilled to open Rock ‘N’ Taco in its new location in time for football fans to enjoy the rest of the season in a space that is triple the size of the old restaurant,” said co-owner Brad Hancock, who owns the restaurant with John Michael Brunetti. The new Rock ‘N’ Taco space was home to Hancock’s father’s restaurant Montego Bay in the mid-1980s.

The Roswell restaurant is located in a 99-year-old structure that was originally a Ford car dealership and underwent a $1.5 million makeover, which also features a 30-seat private dining room.

After football season, Rock ‘N’ Taco will kick off its 10-week Original Music Series hosting 10 to 15 bands per night. Each band will battle in a bracket-style competition on the restaurant’s stage.

928 Canton St., Roswell. 404-841-1048, rockntacoatl.com/

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