From farmer’s market pop-up in 2019 to full-service restaurant, Taco Naco is having a wildly successful ride. Ranked 22 on our Top 40 KC Restaurants list, the beloved taqueria is now working on a second location in the heart of Westport (4141 Pennslyvania Ave. Suite 103 KCMO).
The new restaurant is replacing the former Mexican Restaurant Port Fonda. It will mimic the original Overland Park locale, but with a few added perks. It is expected to open in late summer.
“There will be a rotisserie grill in our kitchen to make our pork al pastor tacos the way they were intended which will increase their overall flavor and texture,” says Brian Ruiz, Taco Naco’s director of strategy and branding.
The same extensive line up of tacos and margaritas will star at the new establishment, but the bar will be larger so “patrons can see the tacos in action and can interact with bar staff,” Ruiz says.
There will be an emphasis on brunch at the Westport location and they hope to feature live Latin music, Ruiz says.
Chef Fernanda Reyes’ Taco Naco concept began as a pop-up, transitioned to an Overland Park Farmers’ Market vendor in 2019 and then during the pandemic found a permanent location in downtown Overland Park. We ranked Taco Naco 2 on our 2021 Best New Restaurants list.