There’s no shortage of tacos Downtown. You can cruise down Charleston for a late night swerve to Tacos El Gordo, pop into Pinches while your runts run around Container Park or round up your squad for a Tuesday special (and scorpion shots) at Nacho Daddy.
Now Bomb Tacos will join the diverse cast of dining destinations in the area. The restaurant is slated to land at 616 E. Carson Ave. #140 later this month in the space formerly occupied by Two Bald Brothers and Zydeco Po-Boys.
Helmed by chef Robert Solano, who ran the kitchen at Mundo and Mingo Kitchen & Lounge, Bomb Tacos lives up to its name. Anyone who’s dined at Solano’s flagship location in Spring Valley (3655 S. Durango Dr.) understands the hype and anticipation for its Downtown counterpart. There are no gimmicks, just tacos rich with flavor and meats grilled to perfection, topped with fresh, housemade sauces. Fitting in neatly with other health-conscious establishments on Carson Avenue’s restaurant row, such as VegeNation and Smooth Eats, Bomb Tacos not only offers the traditional meats but seafood, vegetarian and vegan offerings as well.
Currently under construction, the Fremont East restaurant will feature corrugated tin walls, vibrant colors, Mexican art and a hand-painted mural, much of which will be built and painted by Solano.
“I built the first Bomb Tacos location from the ground up with my own hands, from all the furniture to the artwork and signage,” Solano said in a statement. “I wanted to bring that same passion, dedication, and flavor to the growing downtown restaurant scene and be a part of the thriving community that celebrates art, culture, and great food.”