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Taco Buddha Announces Second Location Coming to Kirkwood

Plans for Kirkwood location

A rendering of the future Kirkwood location

 Taco Buddha Officially Announces Second Location Coming to Kirkwood

11111 Manchester Rd Location Expected to Open Early 2023

University City, MO: Taco Buddha today announced a second location coming to Kirkwood in early 2023. Since opening their doors in 2017 on the quiet corner of Jackson and Pershing in University City, MO, Taco Buddha has grown from a well-kept neighborhood secret to an STL hot spot thanks to their unique take on tacos, excellent service and staff, ability to adapt, and most importantly the loyal support of new customers and regular patrons. After officially closing on the property at 11111 Manchester Rd on Monday August 8th, Taco Buddha is thrilled to get construction under way with the goal of bringing their globally-inspired New Mex-Tex flare to a new area in the St. Louis community.


“We’ve overcome a lot of adversity in the five years since we opened, from an office fire to a pandemic that required us to totally reimagine how we operate,” says Kurt Eller, owner of Taco Buddha. “Now we’re at a point where we’ve refined our operations to become a restaurant that we feel has staying power. We’re humbled and beyond excited to start the next phase of Taco Buddha.”


Details of second location:


·      It will have seating for 120 people with a covered patio, an uncovered patio, indoor seating, and a waiting area where guests will be able to order drinks and appetizers.

·      It will feature the same menu and same hybrid ordering model (QR codes at tables, counter service inside, or tableside service upon request) as well as the same curbside pickup model.

·      Construction on the property begins Tuesday Aug. 9th with an estimated 6-7 months of build-out.


About Taco Buddha: Kurt Eller opened Taco Buddha in 2017 and introduced a unique dining experience based around an equally adventurous and familiar menu to celebrate the universal familiar fondness of food. Through an inclusive and thoughtful dedication to our customers and staff, Taco Buddha has grown a strong base of supporters, from those that eat here to those that work here. Taco Buddha’s homegrown leadership team will oversee both locations with the high standards of operating that our customers have come to expect.

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