Velvet Taco, an urban taco shop located at 1110 N. State Street, will open Monday, February 9 at 5 p.m. in Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood. Velvet Taco will offer thoughtful, globally-inspired tacos crafted with local ingredients, served in an industrial loft setting.
At the heart of Chef John Franke's counter-service menu are from-scratch tacos that feature slow-roasted chicken, flank steak, pork, seafood and vegetarian options. The chicken and corn are continuously roasted in-house on a vertical rotisserie. Velvet Taco's tortillas include hand-made classic white corn and locally sourced soft flour tortillas. Every hand-held meal is designed to provide a study of flavors, textures, spices and tastes that take tacos to an unprecedented level.