Nov 3, 2023 - Food and Drink

Richmond restaurant news: Tacos, a new wine bar and more

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Richmond, I hope you like tacos, because we'll soon have a bunch of new options in town. (I know, who doesn't like tacos? Tacos are the best.)

What's happening: Juan More Taco — a Honduran and Latin American restaurant out of Fredericksburg that we told you about last year — opens its Richmond location Friday at 304 N. Robinson St. in the Fan.

🌮 At Juan More, three tacos are $13 (according to the Fredericksburg menu); diners pick their protein (carnitas, beef, birra, etc) and tortilla style. Burritos, quesadillas, bowls, stuffed veggies and a full bar round out the menu.

  • The restaurant didn't respond to a request for their hours, but it looks like lunch and dinner every day but Monday, based on F'burg.

Meanwhile, across the street from Juan, Nuevo Mexico #2, a sister restaurant to the Staples Mill location, is in the works in the former Metro Grill space, per BizSense.

  • And El Taco Guapo should open in the next month in the former Asado space on Broad near VCU, BizSense reports.

🍷 Echelon Wine Bar, a Richmond outpost of the Leesburg restaurant, opened this week for lunch and dinner at 1209 E. Cary St. in Shockoe Slip (hat tip: Richmond Magazine).

  • The wine-heavy menu includes a chef's tasting menu ($79 for four courses with wine), cheese and charcuterie, salads and entrees.

🍔 Brookland Park Kitchen is now serving up a small but mighty burger and sandwich menu at 305 W. Brookland Park Blvd., 11am-5pm.

🇬🇧 Attention Brits, Thai Won On — the Short Pump Thai restaurant with a "secret" British menu — is temporarily fully British for the rest of the year (and testing the boundaries of Facebook's NSFW filters).

Reminder: 🥟 And Dim Sum opens Friday night!


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