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Bowls & Tacos Quietly Opens in Deep Ellum

The straightforward new spot held a soft opening last night

A peek inside the new Bowls & Tacos
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After hosting its first night of soft opening yesterday, much-anticipated Deep Ellum poke shop Bowls & Tacos has officially arrived.

Announced in a post on the restaurant’s Facebook page, Bowls & Tacos will swing open the doors for lunch service starting today. In the works for more than a year and originally expected to open at the end of 2016, the restaurant will occupy a long-empty former gas station at 4300 Commerce.

The menu at Bowls & Tacos was developed by Braindead Brewing chef David Pena, and will (duh) feature a selection of poke bowls and tacos. If Pena’s Instagram account is any indication, the tortillas at this new spot will be stuffed with all manners of deliciousness like pineapple-topped trompo and pickled nopales. Beer on tap from Bowls & Tacos’ sister spot Braindead Brewing will also be on offer, along with a low-proof margarita created by Dallas bar whiz Mate Hartai.

Bowls & Tacos will swing open the doors at 11 a.m. for lunch, at which point the new poke spot will be open from 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. Monday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday.