Olé! Beloved Mexican Food Truck Opening First Restaurant In Ta' Xbiex

Tacos are about to get way more accessible

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Tacos, burritos and quesadillas made a big hit in Malta back in 2016 with the arrival of Mexican food truck Avotaco. Starting off parked in San Ġwann, the food truck later moved to the busier Ta' Xbiex garden area. Now, a new phase for the beloved food truck has just been announced... in the form of an actual brick and mortar location!

Clearly delivering more than just hype over the last two years, the guys over at Avotaco are finally ready to open a more permanent location for their Mexican goodness. Avotaco took to Facebook yesterday to announced the exciting news to its online followers, who number over 5,000.

After being teased in late June, the announcement - which has already amassed over 300 reactions and more than two dozen shares - said that the restaurant would be opening in Ta' Xbiex very soon, and even asked followers whether they had spotted the "Open Soon" sign on the window. In case you haven't and are dying to know more, Lovin Malta reached out to Avotaco for more juicy info.

Avotaco is set for an opening later this month!

That's right; the Mexican restaurant is all set to open its doors in late July. The Marina Business Centre in Ta' Xbiex is where Avotaco's goodness is coming to the islands, and the restaurant will be available for dining-in, takeout and delivery.

Cooking up a storm will be executive chef Andre Camilleri, the local culinary legend who's known as Ace. The kitchen will be whipping up an array of Mexican food, quirky deserts and cocktails (including Margarita happy hours y'all!).

"The food is based on what people have already enjoyed and love and what is currently available on the truck with an additional DIY option," Avotaco told Lovin Malta. In fact, we could catch a glimpse of that DIY option in a teaser-photo we were sent in. "A number of daily specials will also be available to mix it up for the regulars," the Mexican maestros continued.

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Avotaco will also be going completely cashless

In an aim to be one of the first cashless food joints on the island, the Mexican restaurant will have absolutely no handling of cash, accepting only credit cards.

The move is to meant to be equal parts efficient and hygienic, and here's hoping more Maltese eateries follow suit!

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David Grech Urpani

Sarcastically ironic, Dave is a recovering hipster musician with a penchant for chicken, women's clothes and Kanye.