Paco Méndez and Albert Adrià open a pop up in Barcelona
Tacos will be the stars of this adventure that will open on the 4th of October
This POP-UP will be located at Carrer de Tamarit number 91
Barcelona, 21st of September 2023. Paco and Albert dreamt together of opening a taquería that came true and was called Niño Viejo, which in a way becomes a reality again through this POP-UP that both will open on the 4th of October in Barcelona, in the location where previously was the iconic Albert’s Bodega 1900.
Two chefs and friends with a great complicity who join forces in a new adventure around Mexican cuisine. Through a dialogue on the culture of the taco, this dish of Mexican origin that has travelled the world to become universally known, Paco and Albert want to share their curiosity about the taco with all their public, both locals and those who come to know and, above all, to taste their proposal.
This POP UP was born with the intention of offering honest and direct cuisine, with traditional Mexican recipes prepared in a traditional and homemade way, where the tacos stand out, especially the tacos that are made with tortillas made at the moment from corn that is ground and nixtamalized on the spot.
The menu offers 6 savory dishes and 2 desserts, including some iconic tacos such as tacos al Pastor or Cochinita, but also guacamole, quesadillas, or corn flan to enjoy at the end of the meal. There are also vegan and vegetarian options on the menu. The tacos that will be served at TACO MÉNDEZ (all priced at €5.5) have a remarkable peculiarity, as they will be bigger than usual in European Mexican restaurants, weighing around 100 grams each.
And to accompany these tacos, what better than a selection of drinks to pair with the food as beer (€1.5), soft drinks and water. There is no coffee and no cocktails except margaritas made with Patrón tequila (€8). Guests will be able to come just to enjoy some of these drinks because while it is open it will work as a bar.
With an average ticket price of €20 per person, the opening hours of TACO MÉNDEZ will be as follows: Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 19:00 h to 00:00 h, Saturdays from 13:00 h to 16:00 h and from 19:00 h to 00:00 h and Sundays from 13:00 h to 16:00 h.
The place has a seating capacity for 60 people in total, including both indoor and terrace. There is no telephone number or reservation contact, as this taquería operates on a walk-in basis.
TACO MÉNDEZ is a project that is born with a start and end date, because the idea of its creators is that it will be open just until the 10th of March 2024, so, from the 4th of October, and only for 150 days, you can enjoy this taquería visiting them in the block between the Paralelo de Barcelona and the Fira.