May 24, 2021 By Michael Dorgan
The operators of a popular taco chain plan to open a restaurant in Forest Hills in the coming months.
Tacombi, a chain that currently consists of nine restaurants, plans to open an eatery at 71-22 Austin St. by the end of summer, according to a spokesperson for the company.
The restaurant will offer traditional Mexican fare such as tacos, quesadillas and burritos.
The Austin Street location will be the company’s second in Queens. The operators are expected to open their first restaurant in the borough on Wednesday in Court Square, Long Island City.
The company’s other establishments are located in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
The restaurant is moving into a 2,500 square foot space that was last occupied by Bolton’s, a women’s clothing store. The space is next door to the apparel store Banana Republic and two doors down from Shake Shack, a fast-food restaurant chain.
Tacombi is known for its trendy locations and Mexican dishes. It also serves cocktails, beers and non-alcoholic fruit drinks known as Aguas Frescas.
The company says that it uses meat and fish that are hormone and antibiotics-free. The other ingredients are organic and GMO-free, according to its website.
The chain is owned by Dario Wolos who is originally from Mexico.
Tacombi began in 2005 when Wolos and others bought a 1963 Volkswagen Kombi bus in Mexico City, went traveling, and then used the vehicle later as a food truck selling tacos and Aguas Frescas.
Wolos then opened his first restaurant in Manhattan in 2010 and has been expanding since.