This Way In >>

chef of fort worth maestros tacos

New handmade taco joint opens in Fort Worth with a Monterrey, Mexico chef and street taco menu

tacos from fort worths new maestros tacos
Maestro Tacos Food Plate

A new taco joint opens this weekend in Fort Worth’s West 7th entertainment district with from-scratch tortillas, trompo tacos and a margarita bar stocked with top-shelf tequilas and mezcals.

Maestro Tacos opens Oct. 31 with chef Chef Miguel Mendoza in charge. Mendoza worked as a meat butcher in Monterrey, MX for more than a decade, which means he probably also knows his way around a grill and a trompo.

At Maestro, Mendoza is teaming up with co-owner Toan Luong to recreate a taqueria similar to those Mendoza remembers from Monterrey, his hometown. Priced from $1.75 each, tacos include birria, carnitas, barbacoa, pollo asado and slow-roasted, marinated pork trompo al pastor served with pineapple. The menu also includes gorditas, burritos, quesadillas and fajitas. A restaurant spokesperson says everything is made fresh on-site, including the seasonal aguas fresca, handmade tortillas and vibrant salsas.

Maestro Tacos plans to open early for breakfast tacos, then stay open late for drinks and snacks. That could prove awkward, though; the restaurant sits adjacent to Ampersand, a coffee shop/cocktail bar also owned by Luong that recently had its liquor license pulled for violating Covid-19 safety rules.

3011 Bledsoe Street, Fort Worth. Hours: 10 a.m. to 12 a.m. Mondays through Thursday,s 10 a.m. to 3 a.m. Thursdays though Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays.

photos: Maestro Tacos

Haywire Plano
The Ranch Las Colinas

Recently Published


One of Dallas’ best burgers is free today!

If you haven’t had a chance to taste one of Dallas’ best ...


Former Fearing’s chef Eric Dreyer leaves Hall Hotel to head new Monarch restaurant in downtown’s The National

Eric Dreyer, the former lead chef at Fearing’s restaurant in ...


Lucia, the Italian pearl of the Bishop Arts District, is closing. But a relocation is planned. Here’s where.

Lucia, the charming Italianesque restaurant in Dallas’ Bishop Arts ...


Free burgers & Nashville hots at Shack Shack this week

Shake Shack has launched two secret offers to Shack insiders, ...


Get ready for barrel nachos and chicken tinga tacos, coming to Addison on December 28

A big barrel of smothered nachos is headed your way next week. Chef ...


New burger joint Son of a Butcher serves sliders, boozy shakes and cheese curds in the former Melios Bros Char Bar space

The folks behind runaway hits such as Velvet Taco, ...


Take a tour inside new Eataly Dallas

Why fight the crowds? We’ll take you on a tour of the ...


Peek inside the new Eataly Dallas store

Eataly Las Vegas I spent some time with Eataly CEO Nicola ...


Southern-inspired Ida Claire restaurant in Addison rolls out new menu with crazy good fried chicken

Southern-inspired Ida Claire restaurant in Addison is rolling ...