Dallas-based Velvet Taco opens Monday, September 9, at the Whole Foods-anchored Buckhead Market Place. Permitting issues caused the previously predicted late August opening to be delayed by a couple of weeks.
The all-day taco restaurant on West Paces Ferry, which claims to be a “temple to the liberated taco,” includes a portrait of French queen and fashionista Marie Antoinette consuming a piece of Velvet Taco’s lone dessert offering — red velvet cake.
Aside from a menu full of tacos like spicy tikka masala, Nashville hot cauliflower, and chicken falafel, Velvet Taco offers weekly taco specials and a “secret” takeout chicken meal that includes a whole rotisserie chicken, two sides of street corn, six corn tortillas, pico de gallo, and hot sauce for $20. The meal is only $10 on Mondays.
Both local and Mexican beers are on tap and in cans at the bar, along with margaritas and fruit-infused ice teas.
People place orders at the counter and then take a seat at one of the communal tables in the dining room or on the patio. Velvet taco remains open most nights until at least 2 a.m.
A second location opens next year at the Interlock complex across from Westside Provisions District on Howell Mill Road.
Update, August 13, 5:30 p.m.: A previous version of this story listed the opening as the end of August. A representative now says the opening is delayed until mid-September.
Monday, 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 a.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 a.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 12 a.m.
35 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta. velvettaco.com.