Food & Drink

Taco Diner closes in Southlake

Fish tacos in a file photo from Taco Diner Southlake. The restaurant’s lease expired in Southlake Town Square but it says it will return to the “Southlake area” soon.
Fish tacos in a file photo from Taco Diner Southlake. The restaurant’s lease expired in Southlake Town Square but it says it will return to the “Southlake area” soon. Star-Telegram archives

For a town of less than 30,000 that doesn’t have apartments, Southlake has a surprising amount of taco joints.

Now it has one less, although it’s kinda hard to call Taco Diner a “joint.” It’s a full-service, locally based chain with tacos and other Tex-Mex dishes that can cost a little more than you might expect to pay in a “joint.”

Taco Diner Southlake posted on its Facebook page this week that its lease at Southlake Town Square has expired. “However, we look forward to opening another Taco Diner in the Southlake area very soon!” the post continues.

On its website, Taco Doner lists seven extant locations, including the one in Fort Worth’s Sundance Square Plaza. Listied as “coming soon” are ones in the Waterside development in southwest Fort Worth — and one in Southlake.

The phrasing “Southlake area” makes us curious, however, as that could refer to nearby cities such as Grapevine, Colleyville, Trophy Club, Keller or even Roanoke.

Mi Cocina, which like Taco Diner is an M Crowd restaurant, continues to have a Southlake location.

For now, Southlake residents looking for a taco fix will have to go to FreZko Taco Spot. Or the new Chiloso Mexican Bistro. Or Fuzzy’s. Or, you know, Torchy’s. Or, hey, the latest Southlake new-biz list says a location of Manny’s Tex-Mex is coming to Southlake. Come to think of it, Mi Cocina has tacos on the menu ...

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