On Coastal Highway in Rehoboth, there’s one building that catches the eye with its matte black brick walls, bright red accents and large amp drawn onto the side of the building. Its creative synergy screams rock ‘n’ roll. But on the inside, guests are greeted with the familiar tastes of Taco Reho’s award-winning Mexican dishes.
Taco Reho, formerly a mainstay food truck in Rehoboth Beach, left behind the food truck lifestyle after seven years when it officially opened its own brick-and-mortar location this fall. The new location marries two aspects of the brand’s personality: tacos and music.
Opening a storefront has been a life goal for Billy Lucas, the founder of Taco Reho and former chef to rock legends like Jay-Z, Miley Cyrus, NIN and Blink 182. “We have always wanted to have a brick-and-mortar location from [the food truck’s] inception,” he says.
Located at 18784 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth Beach, Taco Reho’s new location marries the delicious Mexican dishes from the food truck with a drive-through service, dine-in seating and a bar stocked with alcohol. Plus, there are a number of new menu additions, including, “freshly made nixtamalized tortillas, burrito bowls, taquitos and desserts,” says Lucas.
But the menu isn’t the only focal point at Taco Reho.
Upon entering the building, guests are greeted with original artwork that encapsulates the music theme and a wall decorated with amps of different colors and sizes.
“There is a wall of sound, an Eddie Van Halen foyer, a faux tufted cushion wall, a graffiti wall, custom-made tables, guitar bars, a road case table, a live moss wall, charmed wood walls, a tortilleria, microphone lights, a drum set chandelier and an open kitchen,” says Lucas.
Not only is the design of the restaurant an ode to roadies and the rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle, but it has a new space, dubbed the tortilleria, dedicated to making hand-pressed, freshly made tortillas. The room is designed to look like a radio DJ booth, labeled MASA FM, and is equipped to make 1500 tortillas per hour.
While the tortilleria and rock ‘n’ roll theme draw a crowd, Taco Reho’s delicious dishes keep them coming back for more. Enjoy the same sweet tastes of the pork carnitas, baja fish and chicken tinga from the food truck, plus a few new additions.
Of course, guests who enjoyed the convenience of the food truck can still enjoy a quick meal without having to dine in at the restaurant. A quick cruise to the drive-through window offers access to eatery favorites sans the need for a sit-down service.
While the food truck will no longer serve the Delaware coast, it can be rented out for local events and gigs starting in the new year.
“Taco Reho is a one-of-a-kind, fast casual-plus-styled restaurant. It aims to be different and full of energy,” says Lucas. “The staff is invested in the guest experience. It’s not your normal, everyday taco joint,” Lucas notes.