Aug 10, 2022 - Food and Drink

Dos Locos expands

Dos Locos Tacos in Hamtramck
Dos Locos Tacos in Hamtramck. Photos: Samuel Robinson/Axios

Hamtramck's tiny taco spot is getting bigger.

The intrigue: Dos Locos Tacos, the hole in the wall taqueria with only about 10 bar seats, is growing into the former New Martha Washington Bakery location next door.

  • Owner Mike Petrack purchased the former bakery and began renovations in April.
  • He tells Axios the work is done, but it will take another month before they can open the new space and finish the Wayne County licensing process with Wayne County.

Flashback: Opened in 2018 inside the former Campau Tower space, Dos Locos has become a local staple and is even home to the occasional house show.

  • The walls are littered with flyers for open mic nights and art festivals.

State of play: Tacos and burritos are available in vegetarian and halal as well as traditional options.

  • To drink, they have fountain pop, jarritos and horchata.

💭 Sam's thought bubble: Don't forget to drench your taco or burrito in the restaurant's 2 Dogs cherry habanero or black garlic habanero sauce.

💭 Joe's thought bubble: Many taco places just serve the same style of taco — corn tortillas, cilantro, onion and salsa — with different protein options.

  • Dos Locos breaks the mold with different combos of corn and flour tortillas and toppings like pineapple salsa and red cabbage. The chorizo was my favorite.

If you go: Tuesday-Friday, 12pm-12am, and Saturday and Sunday, 3pm- 3am.

Dos Locos Tacos' new side.
Dos Locos Tacos' new digs in the former New Martha Washington Bakery location next door, with the mural done by artist Michelle Tanguay
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