On the beverage side, Velvet Taco will feature local and Mexican beer on tap and in cans, craft sodas, fruit-infused iced teas and its Kick Ass Margarita. The taco joint also offers seasonal spins on the margarita, including the Watermelon Cucumber version served for summer.
Pick-up service, including a "secret" Backdoor Chicken – a whole rotisserie chicken, two sides of elote corn, six corn tortillas, roasted corn pico de gallo and heat sauce will be available for $20, or $10 on Monday.
“It’s our mission to deliver a fresh take on the ubiquitous taco” said chief executive officer Clay Doverin a prepared statement. “We’re very excited to bring our unique and quirky takes to Atlanta and can’t wait to welcome the community to dine with us soon.”
Designed to feel like a reclaimed loft, the “cool, industrial space” features an exposed ceiling, concrete, steel accents and “a mix of modern, quirky and collected furniture.”
The 2,500 square-foot restaurant joins other Velvet Taco locations in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and Chicago. The first location opened in Dallas in 2011.
A second Atlanta Velvet Taco location is set to open next year in The Interlock development in West Midtown.
Velvet Taco is open from 11 a.m.-midnight Monday; 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Tuesday; 11 a.m.-3 a.m. Thursday; 10 a.m.-3 a.m. Saturday; and 10 a.m.-midnight Sunday.
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