After a couple delays, the long-tracked BP Taco — an offshoot of BP and BP Oysterette — is nearly ready to show its cool coastal colors in about two weeks. Just like those early renderings from designer Tim Clarke, the small 40 seat indoors and 50 seat outdoors Mexican restaurant feels both modern yet comfortable, with inspiration drawn from traditional taquerias. Notice the custom hand-made chairs by Jamey Garza out in Texas, and reclaimed 150 year-old floor tiles sourced from the South of France and Spain.
As its name suggests, BP Taco focuses on house-made hand-pounded masa tacos filled with, for example, lobster/truffles and carnitas with red cabbage, pickled onions, and braising liquid, in addition to asada items and a whole butter-grilled lobster served with salsa and fresh tortillas. Kiowa Bryan of Eveleigh consulted on the drinks here. During the day expect four seasonal aguas frescas, which at night can be kicked up a few notches with boozy additions. Mocktail, cocktail, whatever floats your boat. Once open, BP Taco will serve lunch and dinner daily until about 11 p.m.
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