[Photos: Patricia Chang]
After a successful pop-up run of taqueria concept Uno Dos Tacos in the former Pesce space, empire-builder Adriano Paganini has finally unveiled the permanent incarnation of the restaurant in the 4,500-square-foot indoor/outdoor space formerly occupied by Sellers Markets. Paganini (of Beretta, Starbelly, Delarosa, Super Duper, Lolinda, and El Techo) teamed up with business partner Edmondo Sarti and Guadalajara native Luis Flores on the project, which incorporates Flores' family recipes for a streamlined menu of tacos, burritos, salads and lunch plates.
For now only available for lunch, the menu covers a classic range of meat options from asada and carnitas to chicken and lengua, with the beer-battered fish taco considered the house specialty. Tortillas are made fresh to order, and drinks include Mexican sodas, agua fresca, wine and Mexican beer, with cocktails on the way. (Here's the full food menu.)
The space boasts 80 seats indoor and out, for a total of 160 seats overall. Inside, it's a blend of industrial and festive, with colorful accents that contrast the cement and cinder block vibe. Long communal tables run the length of the space, and two-tops and counter seating are also available. Outside, the courtyard space is composed mostly of picnic tables, sure to be packed come the city's next heat wave.
Starting today, Uno Dos Tacos is open for lunch, with dinner service to follow. For now, head on over from 11:30am-3pm to get a taste.