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P! News Dines at Tacuba [Video]

Branford's newest (and only) taco bar is open for business.

This week, Branford's newest restaurant entrepreneurs (of Suburban fame), , opened the doors of their side-by-side restaurants, Swill and Tacuba at 1205 Main St.

Swill, a spot for "sips, snacks, sandwiches and sweets" is making a quiet debut. This subtle wine bar decorated with chalkboards full of featured "swill" and a wine glass chandelier will be the perfect spot to unwind and dine.

Just a wall away and connected via hallway, Tacuba was slammed with patrons on its second dinner service ever, last night.

Arturo or "Chef," was behind the open-line kitchen preparing ceviche, tacos and specialty guacamole. Corn on the cob roasted on the grill as tortillas were heated, filled and served. 

Families enjoyed sharing plates while couples cozyed up for an intimate meal among the Mexican-inspired decor of religious crosses and tall patron saint votive candles.

Green plants hanging from the walls in "woolly pockets" and a tableside iPad payment service made Tacuba not just a new restaurant but also the "it" restaurant.

Be sure to check back with Branford Patch for a more in-depth story on the owners and the food and in the meantime, head down and tell us what you think!

frank July 09, 2011 at 12:59 AM
Just left Tacuba. I would expect a few mistakes and mix ups for a new busy restaurant but this place takes the cake. The most simplistic order was messed up beyond recognition. A hair was found in my taco and sent back. A new taco arrived with a smaller hair in it. Walked out and never going back unless looking for some hairy food.
Lou July 09, 2011 at 10:13 PM
We ate at Tacuba on Thursday night for the opening. The food was excellent. We are ready to go back again. It was worth waiting the for.
suzette July 17, 2011 at 04:04 PM
Frank- don't mind honest feedback, but to be fair...despite not seeing the hair you are speaking of, your entire meal, drinks entire meal of your two guests was comped ( free). We always stand behind our product, and know that we are not perfect by any stretch. I personally spoke to you and apologized for any wrong we may have caused during our soft opening ( which you were told before sitting), and you just wanted to argue. Sorry we were unable to please you, we genuinely tried.
celia July 17, 2011 at 06:14 PM
All three generations of our family went to Tacuba during the opening weekend and we were blown away. We're originally from Los Angeles and terribly miss the taquerias. Franco has created an oasis of real mexican food - with his own caribean twist right here in Branford! I can't wait for the next version of the menu: tacos de lengua, nopalitos, and flan. Thank you Franco and Suzette! Felicidades!

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