Nationally-known Revolver Taco Lounge will return to Fort Worth
See full Dallas Morning News Article by Sarah Blaskovich here.
One of North Texas’ most beloved taco shops of the last decade, Revolver Taco Lounge, is expected to reopen in Fort Worth in summer 2021, confirms owner Regino Rojas.
Revolver opened in Fort Worth in 2011 and closed in 2017. But what Fort Worth lost, Dallas gained: Revolver Taco Lounge opened in Deep Ellum in 2017. That restaurant remains in operation, with an added fine-dining taco tasting restaurant named La Resistencia. (If you haven’t tried it, it’s excellent.)
But before Fort Worth closed, Bizarre Foods America TV personality Andrew Zimmern made the trek west and declared that Revolver made “some of best Michoacán food you can find outside of Mexico.” His spotlight on Dallas-Fort Worth aired on the Travel Channel in 2014. He praised the restaurant’s homemade tortillas and birria de chivo.
Chef Gino Rojas and his mother Juanita Rojas, who makes the fresh tortillas, are the heart of Revolver Taco Lounge and its coming-soon side restaurant Purepecha in Fort Worth.
Chef Gino Rojas and his mother Juanita Rojas, who makes the fresh tortillas, are the heart of Revolver Taco Lounge and its coming-soon side restaurant Purepecha in Fort Worth.(Ben Torres / Special Contributor)
It has since earned its spot as an “adventuresome” restaurant, our critic wrote in 2014, with lengua (tongue), cabeza (beef cheeks and head) on the menu alongside duck breast, al pastor and pulpo (octopus). Revolver has easily topped the list as one of the best taquerias in North Texas, if not the state.
When Revolver returns to Fort Worth, it’ll move into a former Taco Diner restaurant that closed at the end of 2020 in Sundance Square. Texas Monthly reported Rojas’ plans for the Fort Worth restaurant first.
“Now, we get the opportunity to go back and showcase what we have learned in this business,” Rojas tells The Dallas Morning News.
Getting back to Fort Worth was part of the plan, Rojas told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “I just didn’t know when was the right moment,” he’s quoted as saying. And is during a global pandemic the right moment? “I always like challenges. I like to fight back,” he tells Bud Kennedy.