Nico's Taco and Tequila Bar
2516 Hennepin Ave. S.
Phone: (612) 345-7688
Status: Certified Open
With last night's soft opening, Nico's Taco and Tequila Bar starts serving—erm—tacos and tequila in the space that formerly belonged to Birdhouse (and to Duplex before that). The restaurant comes from the husband-and-wife owners of Lake Street's Amore Victoria; it is named after their son, Nico.
Right now, they're serving a limited menu (see it below) that includes two kinds of guacamole (including one with bacon), flights of housemade salsa, a cactus salad, and eight kinds of tacos. The menu also includes forty kinds of tequila and two kinds of margaritas (with many more margaritas to come).
The kitchen at Nico's is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. every day, and the bar will stay open later (until 1 a.m. tonight).
Here's the working menu at Nico's:
[Photo: Claire Stanford/EAMPLS]