Urban Tacos opened in May at 6522 N. 16th St., in the spot formerly occupied by Europa Pastry Café.

“Gourmet tacos are the main attraction, and our signature salsas steal the show,” says owner/chef Tim Perkins, previously the owner of Timothy Michael’s Hideaway in Phoenix.

From light, crisp cucumber and herbaceous Chimichurri, to deeply rich smoked tomato and poblano, people have a hard time choosing from the 10 handmade salsa selections, but fortunately, diners can purchase flights of three or five. The eatery offers street tacos, and more complex gourmet tacos and burritos as well.

“The succulent octopus tacos are a huge hit and are a sell out nearly every day,” Perkins said.

Urban Taco also features handcrafted 100-percent agave tequila cocktails, and margaritas prepared with house-made sweet and sour. The bar also carries a variety of craft beers and a list of wines available by the glass. Happy hour is 4-7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, with dollar-off street tacos, $5 classic margaritas, beers and select glasses of wine.

Hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information, call 602-368-2708.


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