El Taquero will specialise in tacos and quesadillas from corn tortillas handmade using an imported tortilla press from Mexico City. The drinks menu will feature a large selection of tequila, as well as tequila-based cocktails and Mexican beers.
The ground floor and basement of former pilsner hall pop-up Bouncing Czech and Montpellier’s restaurant on Back Tuner Street is currently undergoing renovation.
Solita, which is named after its location ‘south of Little Italy’, currently operates US-style bar and grills in Manchester as well as in Didsbury, Prestwich and Preston, where it serves an extensive menu of ribs, wings, burgers and hot dogs.
“Tacos make a great lunch, snack or dinner and we are confident ours will be the best, serving a taco-starved Manchester something it has never seen before,” said Simon Pogson co-owner of the Solita group and El Taquero. “We’re keen to show people how a real taco should be served.”