FREE TACOS: New restaurant at The Greene unveils opening-day deals

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Murals splashed across the walls of a new restaurant might become as big a draw as the food. Condado Tacos, opening next month at The Greene Towne Center, hires local “street-artists” to create unique looks for each of the restaurants in its chain.

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Columbus-based Condado Tacos will open its 1st Dayton-area eatery on Thursday

***UPDATE (July 7, 2020)***

The fast-growing Columbus-based restaurant chain Condado Tacos will open its first Dayton-area location at The Greene Town Center on Thursday, July 9, with some grand-opening deals and promotions.

Starting at 11 a.m. Thursday, guests will receive a a free taco with any other purchase. In addition, diners who post their taco photo to Instagram with the hashtag #condadothegreene will be entered to win one of 25 $100 gift cards.

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Seating on opening day will be on a first-come, first-served basis with no reservations required inside the restaurant or on the patio, Condado Tacos officials said in a release. The restaurant and its employees will follow all Ohio Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for restaurants, including masks required for employees, tables placed six feet apart, handwashing and all cleaning and disinfecting procedures, according to the release.

 

Condado says it offers a variety of tacos for the entire family, including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options, ranging in price from $3.60 to $5.50. The restaurant offers a build-your-own taco concept that allows diners to choose from a variety of taco shells and top it with their choice of proteins, sauces and other ingredients. An assortment of tequilas, and margaritas is also available.

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“We’re so excited to bring Condado to the Dayton area,” Joe Kahn, founder and CEO of Condado, said in a release. “This is such a vibrant, energetic community, and we look forward to being part of the Miami Valley as the place to grab tacos and drinks with your buds for many more years to come.”

The restaurant chain opened its first restaurant in 2014 in Columbus and now has 16 locations in Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Indianapolis and Detroit areas. Additional locations are planned in the coming months in Mason and in suburban Cleveland.

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The Beavercreek restaurant is located at 4482 Glengarry Drive.

Condado Tacos will join another taco chain, Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, which opened in a prominent location near the front entrance to The Greene in April 2018.

***ORIGINAL STORY (June 5, 2020)***

Condado Tacos is now hiring for all positions at its first Dayton-area restaurant coming to The Greene Town Center. A spokeswoman for the Columbus-based restaurant chain said Condado Tacos is on schedule to open at 4482 Glengarry Drive sometime in July.

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The coronavirus pandemic threw a wrench into the restaurant’s original plans, which called for a May opening, and it will almost certainly affect its seating capacity. Initially, company officials said their plans for the 3,859-square-foot restaurant called for seating about 173 inside and another 80 on a patio, Condado Tacos officials said. The Condado Tacos spokeswoman said she did not yet have updated projections for opening day in light of social-distancing requirements.

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The restaurant will open its dining room and patio for reservations only. The company’s web site says it is requiring reservations and not accepting walk-ins at all of its restaurants currently, for safety reasons.

Condado Tacos will move into space that previously housed EO Burgers.

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The restaurant is hiring "for all positions," the spokeswoman said, and those interested can apply at condadotacos.com/careers. Positions include server, host, assistant kitchen manager, line cook, bartender and food runner, according to the web site.

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Original plans called for a staff of 60 to 80; it’s not clear yet what impact the reduced seating capacity will have on the number of employees hired, a spokeswoman said.

The Columbus-based restaurant chain, which opened its first restaurant in 2014, now has 16 locations in Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Indianapolis and Detroit, and will debut its first Dayton-area location this July at 4482 Glengarry Dr. Beavercreek. The restaurant will feature “street-art from local Dayton artists, depicting some of the inventions that have come out of Dayton,” according to a Condado Tacos release.

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Condado Tacos says it specializes in creating “unique tacos, guacamole, tequila and margaritas at affordable prices. Fresh, high-quality ingredients including salsas, toppings, proteins and tortilla chips — all made from scratch daily — are staples to Condado’s cuisine.”

Joe Kahn, founder and CEO of Condado Tacos, said in September 2019, after the restaurant chain applied for a liquor license to operate in the EO Burgers space at The Greene, that Dayton “is full of art, good food and local entertainment, and that’s what got us excited to open there in 2020.”

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Condado Tacos will join another taco chain, Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, which opened in a prominent location near the front entrance to The Greene in April 2018.