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Ohio Taco Chain Doubles Down on Metro Detroit With Cass Corridor Restaurant

The second outpost of Condado Tacos is heading to the Detroit Creamery building

A red colored margarita with a lime in a mason jar, on soft shell flour taco and two hard shell tacos. Condado Tacos [Courtesy photo]

Its first Michigan restaurant hasn’t even opened yet and Ohio-based hard shell taco chain Condado Tacos is already expanding to a second location in Detroit’s Cass Corridor neighborhood. A rep for Condado confirms that the restaurant is slated to land inside the Detroit Creamery building at 634 Selden St. this fall.

Condado features a build-your-own taco format accompanied by a long list of margaritas sold by-the-glass and in pitchers. Diners can choose from taco shell options ranging from a hard corn shell to a spicy Firecracker hard shell to a soft shell flour tortilla. The choices for filling include tequila lime steak, house-made chorizo, scrambled eggs, bbq pulled jackfruit, Thai chili tofu, and more. Customers can then add on toppings like jicama-cabbage slaw, pickled red onions, and queso. Orders are placed using a scantron-like sheet.

The restaurant, whose first outpost is set to open in Royal Oak this August, will likely compete with fellow Ohio-based taco and tequila import Bakersfield. That group expanded to nearby Brush Park in 2017 to a relatively positive reviews. While Condado’s specialty is clearly hard shell tacos, Bakersfield specializes in corn tortillas, pressed in-house.

The Creamery property was owned by Shinola as recently as 2016 and was at one point slated to house a production facility for headphones and a cafe. Shinola has since sold the building and Condado is leasing the space through a third party. Condado is joining several other restaurants and bars heading to Selden Street very soon including New York-based arcade bar Barcade and a restaurant called North Cookshop. Barcade previously told Eater, the bar was on track for a fall debut in Detroit.

Update: This story has been updated with additional details regarding the building’s ownership.

Hard Shell Taco Slinger Condado Tacos Opens in Royal Oak Next Month [ED]
‘Up North’-Themed Restaurant and Barcade Drop Anchor on Selden Street [ED]
All Coming Attractions Coverage [ED]

Condado Tacos

310 S Main St., Royal Oak, MI Visit Website

Bakersfield

3100 Woodward Avenue, , MI 48201 (313) 974-7040 Visit Website

Condado Tacos

634 Selden St., Detroit, MI Visit Website

Barcade

5684 York Boulevard, , CA 90042 (323) 274-4798 Visit Website

North Cookshop

644 Selden St., Detroit, MI

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