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New Austin Pop-Up Taco Fuego Is ‘Resurrecting’ Discontinued Taco Bell Items

The first pop-up takes place at the Cavalier this week

A burrito and two tacos covered in shredded cheese
Taco Fuego will serve dishes inspired by Taco Bell’s discounted menu
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East Austin bar the Cavalier is honoring American-Mexican fast-food chain Taco Bell’s beloved discounted menu with a new pop-up. The first Taco Fuego event takes place at 2400 Webberville Road on Wednesday, December 9, with pickup orders and available self-dine-in service on the patio.

Taco Fuego’s menu, concocted by Cavalier co-owners Rachelle Fox and Chadwick Leger, will include several dishes that Taco Bell has decided to get rid off over the past two years. There’s the Latin pizza (their take on Taco Bell’s Mexican pizza), double-layer tacos (Taco Bell’s double-decker taco), the multi-layer burrito (Taco Bell’s 7-layer burrito), and cheesy fuego potatoes (the cheesy fiesta potatoes, since Taco Bell nixed all of its potato items over the summer). Cinnamon twists will be available as an add-on during pickups.

Preorders for the Wednesday pop-up will begin today, Monday, December 7 at noon via Cavalier’s website. Pickups will be available on Wednesday, December 9 from 6 to 9 p.m. The bar’s patio will be available for dine-in service too, alongside a drinks menu, including hot mulled Dr. Pepper, Mountain Dew’s Baja Blast, and PBRs.

The couple decided to launch this ode-to-Taco Bell pop-up as a way to offer something fun during this trying year. “So many friends were bummed to see their favorite late-night guilty pleasure snacks going away,” explains Fox. “We thought we could brighten their dreary 2020 with this silly delicious treat.” She adds, “It’ll be casual and silly.”

The couple was also inspired to try their own pop-up after seeing other local restaurants do the same, like La Barbecue’s hot dog cart and the burger pop-up from Matthew Bolick, the co-owner of Better Half/Brew & Brew/Little Brother/Bummy Burrito.

The couple intend on hosting Taco Fuego once a month. The next one will take place at East Austin bar the Lowdown, but the date isn’t set. Fox also teases future projects for Cavalier, including a walk-up takeout window in January and a supper club collaboration in the early spring.

The Cavalier

2400 Webberville Road, , TX 78702 (512) 696-4318 Visit Website

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