Rreal Tacos, the brainchild of the Spence’s former chef de cuisine Adrian Villarreal, is set to open on Wednesday. Located on Juniper Street and 6th Avenue and open for lunch and dinner, the restaurant will be a casual spot inspired by his Mexican heritage. Rreal will serve items made with seasonal ingredients, including tacos like pork trompo, chicken a la Veracruz, whole grilled fish, and fried avocado. Empanadas, quesadillas, salads, and desserts will also be available.
Rreal is BYOB until the liquor license comes in. Look forward to sangria, mojitos, cuba libres, and margaritas designed by Villarreal and front of house manager Eduardo Vasquez. Beers include a rotating selection of local options as well as some from the main brewery in Villarreal’s hometown, Cuauhtemoc Moctezuma.
Villarreal describes the order-at-the-counter restaurant as “a mix of lively and homey” with bright orange and lime green chairs and wooden blue tabletops. There are vivid paintings of masked wrestlers on the walls and ceramic tiles on the bar.
“Opening is exciting and it’s scary,” he says. “I really believe in the food and the products and the taste I want to bring people. I hope other people do, too.”