Goa Taco has opened at 718 State Street, the former home of Gandolfo’s New York Delicatessen, Killer B BBQ,  Kozmo’s, California Crisp, and Fat Burger. Owner and Chef Duvaldi Marneweck, a South African native, opened his first location in New York City in 2014. Within 2 years, in a tiny (230sqf) store front, Goa had made acclaimed publications such as Critics’ Pick of the New York Times and New York Magazine, and the “100 best dishes and drinks in NYC 2015” (Time Out). A second location opened in Los Angeles. Goa Taco offers paratha tacos, with on-site coal-roasted Berskhire pork belly, pickled red cabbage and chipotle mayo. A paratha is a flatbread that originated in the Indian subcontinent and is still prevalent throughout Pakistan and India. Visit goataco.com.

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  1. Spencer says:

    There is not a location in Los Angeles – they do however have a ‘pop up’ restaurant in Los Angeles every Sunday at the Smorgasburg food market.

  2. Don says:

    Their website “goataco.com” gives the impression that they use goat meat!

  3. Gerald Bostock says:

    Drooling over pork belly & especially lamb shoulder. I’d like to try goat there.
    I intend to go this week; can anyone who’s tried it report?

    • Whirl says:

      We got take out last Wednesday, I had the Pork Belly and The Duck. Both were really delicious. They have worked out their balancing of flavors and textures really well. Just don’t go expecting tacos, the paratha bread is folded into a taco shape and filled, beyond that, completely different.

    • Rich says:

      Went a couple of weeks ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. The flavor of the duck is amazing. It’s not cheap, but it’s great to have more variety on State St – I hope it does well.

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