Bartaco, a taco and tequila bar with a lengthy menu of street-inspired fare, just opened its second DFW outpost at Preston Center.
The Connecticut-based chain debuted this week at 6140 Luther Lane at the intersection of Preston Road and Northwest Highway for its soft opening phase. This location is similar to the first DFW outpost that opened in June at Fort Worth’s WestBend development in terms of size and decor.
At Preston, Bartaco seats 120 inside and another 30 on a secluded patio bordered with shrubbery. A large marble community table set off from the main dining room seats 12 and can be booked for large groups and meetings. Artwork adorning the walls includes photographs taken by the brand’s founder on his travels around the world, and the general aesthetic gives off ultra-beachy seaside vibes. “When you walk in here, it looks like you’re walking into the Hamptons,” Preston Bartaco manager Zach Tyler tells Eater.
As far as the menu is concerned, Bartaco offers a solid selection of tacos or rice bowls filled with pork carnitas, seared swordfish with avocado crema and pickled cabbage slaw, roasted duck, carne asada, pork belly with spicy arbol chili sauce, and more, plus options like cauliflower, falafel, or portobello mushrooms for vegetarians. A “non-taco” menu section details tamale, quesadilla, ceviche, and posole dishes, along with another handful of sides. As delicious as the food sounds, Bartaco’s drinks are equally intriguing. Tyler says all of the cocktails are made with fresh-squeezed juices and free from pre-made mixes. Nearly 40 tequila options round out the lengthy bar menu alongside dozens of beers and wine.
Bartaco is now open for dinner service and operates daily from 6 to 11 p.m. On December 27, it will begin lunchtime service, opening at 11 a.m. daily.