Mission Taco Joint will open another location this spring — this one in the Streets of St. Charles, the mixed use development just off I-70 at the 5th Street interchange.
But even as the Tilford Restaurant Group is announcing the fifth iteration of its West Coast-style taco shack, it's closing its original Mexican concept — Tortillaria Mexican Kitchen (8 ½ S. Euclid Avenue, 314-361-4443).For the last twelve years, that restaurant has served authentic Mexican food in the Central West End, beginning at a time when most of its competitors were content with Tex-Mex. In a press release, brothers and co-founders Adam and Jason Tilford said its success paved the way for Milagro Modern Mexican, their respected Webster Groves restaurant, and ultimately Mission Taco Joint, which has spawned locations in Soulard and the Central West End after opening in the Loop three years ago. (Its first Kansas City location will open this spring.)
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