Signage has just gone up on Chicas Tacos, the latest colorful casual newcomer to the ever-growing taco ecosystem in Los Angeles. Except this one has some serious backing.
As you can see from the company's Facebook page, the principals involved in Chicas are Jon Blanchard, Chris Blanchard and Nico Rusconi. Jon Blanchard is the founder of BLVD Hospitality, which has helped to redevelop key parts of Los Angeles, including the Ace Hotel site a few years back. Rusconi is himself a longtime player, having worked in food service and event management for years, while Chris Blanchard comes from the marketing world and will be running the day-to-day at Chicas.
The plan for Chicas Tacos is to bring even more fast casual tacos to Downtown by way of a 700 square foot space that's been outfitted top to bottom. Formerly the home of Mama's Asian Cuisine, the Olive Street address is nearing the final stages of a complete makeover that will transform the diminutive location into something much airier and more colorful. Think Tacos Tu Madre, but with a more throwback feel.
Right now, Chicas Tacos has plans to open by May 30, with a still in-progress menu that will be composed of tacos, aguas frescas, and more.
728 S. Olive Ave.
Los Angeles, CA