Amsterdam Ave Taco Spot rebrands

Less than two years ago, Mexican restaurant Barnacho replaced JG Melon at 480 Amsterdam Avenue at the corner of 83rd Street. Barnacho’s presence on the Upper West Side is gone, but the same owner and chef is preparing to open Taco Tavern at the Amsterdam Ave storefront. Thanks to Melissa Adams for the tip.

ILTUWS contacted Barnacho’s Second Avenue location and an employee told us that Taco Tavern’s menu will be 90% identical to Barnacho’s. “Same leader, same consistency,” they said.

Some new items to debut at Taco Tavern will include chicken wings, which will be available in six-piece ($12), ten-piece ($18), and twenty-five-piece ($36) servings — with a choice of BBQ , milk, siracha honey, chilli or lemon sauce. The Queso Fundito with Chorizo ​​also seems quite sweet. It’s a Monterey jack and cheddar cheese Mexican fondue with chorizo, served with serrano salsa and corn chips for $15.

c/o Taco Tavern

There are also new “specialties” Taco Tavern. Grab the Casa Burger for $19 which includes an 8oz patty, guacamole, pepper jack cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and jalapeños. And the Southwestern Wrap for $19, which includes grilled chicken, sliced ​​avocado, pico de gallo, pepper jack cheese, lettuce, and a crispy tortilla. And a Prime Rib sandwich (no price listed).

Taco Tavern will still serve Barnacho’s favorites like its chicken sandwich for $18. Their taco menu also has a similar range of options, including: carne asada, al pastor, Baja fish, shrimp, blackened tuna, fried avocado, and soy chorizo; served on a corn, flour or lettuce tortilla. Tacos range from $5.25 to $6.50 each.

And there will always be a nice selection of margaritas, beers and more.

Like Barnacho, Taco Tavern will offer brunch, but a final menu has yet to be decided.

Barnacho still has two East Side locations: one at 937 Second Ave (at 50th Street), one at 239 Park Ave South (at 19th Street).

We will provide an update once we know more. In the meantime, do not hesitate to visit or follow @tacotavern on Instagram.

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