Fort Worth taco restaurant Taco Heads is adding a second location at 1921 N. Henderson Ave. in Dallas.
The restaurant is set to open early June, but Dallas residents will be able to preview Taco Heads’ menu through their food truck that will be out front starting May 17 while interior construction is completed.
“We love the Henderson location – the street, the neighborhood and the close-knit community vibe,” said Sarah Castillo, Taco Heads’ founder and owner. “We’ve been greeted by so many of the restaurants with open arms which makes this small town girl feel right at home.”
Castillo attributes the restaurant’s success to the employees, quality of food, and the multigenerational recipes – the brisket found in their tacos take 12 hours to prepare, they butcher their own meats, the eggs are real, cheese is hand-grated, and tortillas are fresh from a local family-owned distributor. “We’re passionate about serving the community scratch-made, real food,” said Castillo. “We do everything in-house, and these recipes are passed down from my grandmother, mother and my aunts.”
Beginning May 17, the Taco Heads Dallas food truck will be parked outside Thursday through Saturday at the location serving late night patrons both breakfast and traditional tacos – including bacon, chorizo, papas, carnitas, chicken, brisket, and veggie – from 11PM to 2AM. Once the restaurant is open, the truck will continue to operate early morning and late night (7AM-11AM. and 11PM-2AM).
Patrons who dine in will experience a dog-friendly patio, an open-air dining room, and a separate private dining area in the back where they can enjoy the “best margaritas in Texas.” Regular restaurant hours will be 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
The Taco Heads brand started in 2010 when owner, Sarah Castillo, launched her taco truck, serving hungry patrons in Fort Worth’s bustling West 7th corridor. Castillo ran the trailer in Fort Worth for seven years before opening a brick and mortar Taco Heads location in the city’s Cultural District in 2017.
Castillo partnered with Christian Lehrmann in November 2017 to expand Taco Heads and the Neon Light District Hospitality Group. Lehrmann’s background is working under Tristan Simon at the critically acclaimed AF+B, the Porch, and Thirteen Pies. Most recently he opened Wheelhouse, a Dallas Design District restaurant, as executive chef. Chef Lehrmann brings over 13 years of experience and local Dallas dining knowledge to the team.
For architecture, design and construction, they are partnering with Fort Worth’s Studio 97w and Dallas’ Benge General Contracting.