When the first Tacotarian opened in 2018, their goal was to have a vegan taco shop in every neighborhood. Today, they’re closer to that dream.
Already a popular spot for locals and celebrities, plus being named as Best of in numerous categories in the Las Vegan Vegan Dining Guide, Tacotarian’s brand continues to be elevated.
Tacotarian’s fourth Las Vegas restaurant to open next month
Founded by two couples — Dan and Regina Simmons and Carlos and Kristen Corral, Tacotarian has exploded since it first opened its doors on Fort Apache. In 2020, they opened their Arts District location, and in 2021 their Henderson location opened its doors.
“When the pandemic hit we didn’t know what was in store for us, but we just kept our heads down and kept our focus on growth,” says Carlos. “The demand for our food is there and we just want it to be accessible to everyone in the country.”
On Cinco de Mayo, the fourth Las Vegas Tacotarian opens on Blue Diamond. Located at the new Jansen Center (southwest corner of Blue Diamond and S. Decatur), it includes outdoor seating.
“The southwest area is booming and we loved the idea of being in a new building,” says Dan. “It’s a great spot for those who live in the southwest, Mountains Edge and Southern Highlands areas.”
Tacotarian to open in San Diego
And, they’ve just announced they’re opening another location. Tacotarian’s new San Diego location (4332 30th St. in North Park) opens this summer.
The San Diego space was formerly occupied by another Las Vegas-based restaurant, The Modern Vegan.
San Diego marks the fifth location for the brand and the first in California.
According to Tacotarian, the team considers San Diego a perfect place to launch their US takeover as it’s not too far from home and has a strong vegan scene.
“We’ve been eyeballing California for a longtime,” says Dan. “We got really lucky with this spot as it’s in an amazing central location and we can’t wait to share our food with San Diego. People have been wanting us to come to California since day one, so it feels great to finally be on our way.”
San Diego’s location will be similar to the Arts District location, complete with a full liquor license and specialty cocktails.
In addition, they are introducing employee profit-sharing. It’s something the company hopes to continue to grow as a way to uplift employees and give them opportunities for ownership.