Tatas Tacos Opening Third Location in South Loop

The restaurant will move into the ground floor of The Cooper Apartments
Tatas Tacos Opening Third Location in South Loop
Photo: Official

Tatas Tacos, the fast-growing Mexican restaurant found throughout Chicagoland, is opening a new location in South Loop at 720 S. Wells St.

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The company’s third location will move into the ground floor of The Cooper, a new 29-story apartment tower, according to the Tribune. Co-owners Marci Berner and Julia Paphitis expect to open the new site in Spring 2023. The pair already have locations in Portage Park (the original and a kitchen & social) and one in Lakeview. Despite the expansion, ownership says they were nervous about the idea of expanding into the Central Loop while the office market remains depressed.

“We are a small business, and we don’t have deep pockets like some other restaurants,” Berner tells the Tribune. “The Loop is still very expensive, and we’re still not seeing enough traffic.”

Despite the hesitancy, Tatas Tacos is ready to take the next step with its third expansion. The company’s menu is inspired by a long history of Mexican family gatherings, focusing on Grandma’s favorite flavors and recipes. All three restaurants will offer eclectic décor, flair, and exceptional Mexican cuisine, including different tacos, soups, and desserts.

“We are fortunate we are still standing,” Berner told Block Club Chicago last year. “We have to get back to living our lives and enjoying our lives. Not everyone will feel comfortable, but we all got to get the business of enjoying life and eating tacos.”

Tatas Tacos Opening Third Location in South Loop
Photo: Official

Joey Reams

Born in San Diego, Joey moved to San Francisco to study Music Journalism at San Francisco State University. There, he worked for several publications, including The Culture Trip and RIFF Magazine, and served as the News Editor at Golden Gate Xpress. Joey previously worked as the News Assignment Editor for Pasadena Now. When he’s not working, you can find him exploring new cities, finding delicious food, and having fun at concerts.
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