Guests can sip their favorite brew with tacos as part of new food offerings during their next visit to popular Uptown brewery Port Orleans.
After partnering for a successful pop-up last year, New York-based taco joint Avo Taco opens a permanent new location inside Port Orleans Brewing Co.
Avo Taco announced the New Orleans location will be managed by Rooted Hospitality Group, which also manages the second location in Long Island, New York.
The fast-causal concept features a menu including specialty burgers; more than 12 kinds of tacos featuring steak, chicken, pork, seafood, chicken; guacamole topped with eight choices; quesadillas and kid-friendly choices. Avo Taco also offers takeout and catering.
The official partnership comes after the restaurant says it hosted a well-attended pop-up at the brewery owned by former New Orleans Saint Zach Strief last summer.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Strief has used his resources at Port Orleans Brewing Co. as a hub for distributing free community meals to laid-off hospitality workers and other impacted groups.
Avo Taco partner David Hersh, who has worked in the restaurant industry for two decades, said he has lived in New Orleans for many years.
“The roots of my lifelong love affair with food and cooking are here, so opening this location in New Orleans makes me especially happy and grateful,” Hersh said.
According to a press release, the new location has already hired nearly 10 full-time and part-time employees from the New Orleans area, including general manager Dylan Stafford.
“I’m excited about the opportunity I’ve been given to open the first AVO TACO location in New Orleans,” Stafford said. “We’ve been working very hard to get this store ready and we’re eager to serve this community. We are committed to guaranteeing exceptional food experiences to all of our guests.”
Port Orleans Brewery is located at 4124 Tchoupitoulas Street.