Square One restaurant at 14 E. Cota St, which originally opened in November 2005, closed their doors last week. A new restaurant named “El Taco Tequila Taqueria / Restaurant and Bar,” brought to you by the founders of Union Ale Brewing Co., will be replacing Square One. Here is a message that I received from owner Matthew Chrestenson:
El Taco Tequila will be a causal, Mexican taqueria inspired by the busiest and best authentic taco carts and trucks of Mexico and Los Angeles. Our focus on food is obsessive. We’ve spent countless hours perfecting our recipes. And we promise that our employees who put it all together will share our passion.
El Taco Tequila will be a place where friends and family can meet and unwind over authentic tacos, unique horchatas, aguas frescas, cocktails or a cold cerveza.
The decor is as fresh and fun as the food and drinks, filled with an eclectic stylish Spanish vibe of local and traditional Mexican “Dia de los Muertos“ and religious folk art. Right when you step into El Taco Tequila you’ll swear you just walked into a hip local taqueria right off the street in a small town in Baja California.
The food and drink menu will be simple and to the point. So you can spend more time enjoying what we’ve created and less time trying to figure out what to order.