Palo Alto, Calif., has been deprived of a worthy late-night California Mexican cuisine spot until now. Tacolicious has finally moved south from San Francisco and opened up a location in the heart of Silicon Valley!
"The space itself is very bright and spacious, and we just felt the demand to be in Palo Alto," executive chef Telmo Faria told The Daily Meal.
Stanford students and Facebook and Google employees now have a place to indulge in tacos filed with flavorsome juicy braised meat, officially known as tacos de guisado. Enjoy your tacos and creatively inspired appetizers such as their tuna tostada in a full sit-down cocktail-driven restaurant with 100 tequilas to choose from. Faria suggests customers go with his favorite tequila, the Fortaleza reposado.
The Palo Alto location sits just blocks from University Avenue on Emerson Street. As the biggest out of all three locations, this one sits 90 in the dining room, 20 in the lounge area, and roughly 50 people in their private dining area. "We’re a fun yet laid-back environment," added owner Joe Hargrave. "We want our customers to feel that energy when they come in to dine with us."
The location features an open space with large ceilings, an open kitchen, and a full bar with two big-screen TVs. It’s a trendy environment with authentic Mexican food. Their tacos are their signature, and Hargrave and Faria have traveled into Mexico City to get inspiration from local restaurants like Califa and Contramar.
Tacolicious Palo Alto also has a hand-picked staff to make your experience and service worth every bite and penny. "It doesn’t feel like work, it’s just like I’m hanging out with my friends, and I get to meet new people every day, " said Faria. "I feel truly lucky to be a part of the Tacolicious family."