Earlier this year, Fort Worth fans of the self-described "best taqueria in Texas" were saddened to learn that Revolver Taco Lounge planned to close up shop on West 7th Street and head for greener pastures in Dallas’ Deep Ellum neighborhood. The new location is a significantly expanded version of the original concept that is expected to open next year, but a new development could mean that Revolver Taco Lounge might be staying in Fort Worth for good.
Yesterday, a cryptic post on Revolver Taco Lounge’s Facebook page urged diners to scream "take the deal!" at owner Regino Rojas as they ordered their tacos.
The "deal" the post refers to, according to Rojas, is a last-minute offer from the building’s new landlord to keep Revolver Taco Lounge’s doors open.
"We received an offer three days ago to renew the lease at the West 7th location," Rojas told Eater Dallas via email. "I can’t say yes or no at this time, but it looks like we can make a deal!" As part of that deal, Rojas is looking to expand the parking at the tiny taco shop, along with other improvements. At present, Rojas is waiting on a response from his landlord to seal the deal that would keep Revolver Taco Lounge in Fort Worth.
Rojas still plans to move full steam ahead with the opening of Dallas’ location of Revolver Taco Lounge and Purepecha, the Michoacan restaurant that will be operated by Rojas’ mother Juanita. Right now, Rojas anticipates an "end of February" opening for the two-in-one restaurant concept.
The future of Revolver Taco Lounge in Fort Worth is still in flux, but at least there is now hope? Stay tuned for future updates on this serious taco situation.