Velvet Taco to open in Memorial City district of Houston

Opening is taco-shop chain’s 23rd in Texas

Velvet Taco will open a new restaurant in the Memorial City district of Houston in October. The hip, taco-shop chain’s opening at 10102 Katy Freeway marks its 23rd location in Texas. The brand’s customary painting of Marie Antoinette eating red velvet cake, commissioned by artist Laura Shull, will be on display.

Clay Dover, chief executive of Velvet Taco and taco maker, commented, “Memorial City is known for being a vibrant and experiential destination for all of Houston. We calculated key markets based on several performance and demand metrics, and Memorial City has proved to be competitive. The Texas community has been so encouraging from the very beginning, and we’ve been waiting for the right opportunity to continue our expansion plans in our home state. We found a perfect fit in Memorial City, and it’s exciting for Velvet Taco to continue our growth trajectory.”

The menu will feature Velvet Taco’s scratch-made 23 varieties. Some standouts include Spicy Tikka Chicken, Cuban Pig and the Chicken & Waffle. The beverage menu will offer local and Mexican beer, fruit-infused iced teas and cocktails, including the signature Kick Ass Margarita. The restaurant will also offer catering for private events.

In addition, the Memorial City Velvet Taco will provide a limited-time Weekly Taco Feature, commonly known as the WTF.  The rotating, weekly offering is inspired by international cuisines, local comfort food and skillful combinations, said the Dallas-based restaurant chain.

The restaurant, which will open October 3, has the following operating hours: Sunday through Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Thursday, 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. and Friday & Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.


Memorial City Velvet Taco, 10201 Katy Freeway #100, Houston, TX 77024

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