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Pink Taco Grand Opening – May 11, 2023

Pink Taco, the tacos with attitude since ‘99, has officially opened its most recent outpost in NYC’s Times Square, where the local energy matches Pink Taco’s rock music-fueled vibe. Tequila saturated and back to the OG menu with down and dirty debauchery, this elevated taco spot returns to its born-in-Vegas, celebrated-in-LA mixture of food, drink, music and party.

Pink Taco was founded in 1999 by restaurateur Harry Morton, son of Hard Rock Café co-founder, Peter Morton. First established at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, the Pink Taco brand has since expanded with restaurants in Los Angeles, Boston, Washington D.C. and Miami Beach, developing a cult-like following along the way. The restaurant’s Mexican-inspired fare is rooted in its California heritage and takes an uncomplicated and innovative approach to LA-style street tacos using local and scratch-made ingredients.

I was able to try some amazing cocktails like Some Thing Pink (el limador, prickly pear puree, fresh lime juice, agave nectar), Frozen Strawberry in a Piña (strawberries, organic slush, served in a pineapple) and Paloma in a Squirt (caradores blanco, grapefruit, served in squirt can). I enjoyed each – I mean you can never go wrong when you have a drink in an actual pineapple.

For food, there were passed around cocktails and then I had a few dishes including the lobster enchiladas that had lobster, jack cheese, lobster cream sauce, avocado salsa, Mexican crema, pickled red onions. It was so good! I thought I wouldn’t like it but I loved it. I also had the OG Pink Taco that included shredded chicken, jack cheese, romaine, avocado, pickled red onions, agorado salsa fred in pink com tortillas. It was so spicy but deeply delicious.

When it came to dessert, we had both the Pink Fried Ice Cream and the Tres Leches Churro. Both were very book but had a “pink” flare to them.

It was the hottest ticket in town. Evan Mock, Samantha Ronson, Brook Candy, Gage Gomez, and more celebrated the Grand Opening of Pink Taco’s newest outpost in Times Square.

Definitely a place worth checking out. Good food, good drinks and good times.



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