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Velvet Taco, the taco concept serving up globally inspired taco combinations, opens its third Chicago location in Fulton Market at 910 W. Randolph Street on Monday, July 26.   

The three-story restaurant features bright and rustic furnishings with indoor seating for more than 90 guests between two floors and includes elevator access for easy navigation between levels. QR codes are also located on the window for those who wish to place contactless orders outside.      

The modernized space includes shelves exclusively for to-go and delivery orders placed through the mobile app, online and phone. Inside, the restaurant features one-of-a-kind, hand-painted murals inspired by the city of Chicago with a Velvet Taco twist, including the skyline, Lake Michigan and Chicago’s famous L train. The restaurant’s decor also features framed prints by local artists.  

“Our new restaurant in Fulton Market provides guests with a unique experience that celebrates the great city of Chicago,” said Mike Wolfgang, General Manager of Velvet Taco. “We’re so much more than just another taco place with our creative menu and Weekly Taco Features, and we know our Randolph Street location will be a destination for food adventurists.”   

Guests at the new restaurant will have weekly reasons to visit for Velvet Taco’s limited-time Weekly Taco Feature (or commonly known as the WTF). WTFs (52 per year) feature variety of flavors inspired by international cuisines, local comfort food and skillful combinations. The WTF line up for Fulton Market’s opening month includes:   

July 26 – Aug. 3: Chicken Cordon Bleu  

Crispy tenders, honey ham, honey Dijon, gruyere, white queso, and chives, served on a flour tortilla  

Aug. 4 – 10: BBQ Ranch Pork Taco  

Slow roasted pulled pork, chipotle BBQ sauce, ranch crema, smoked cheddar cheese and gruyere cheese, served on a corn tortilla  

Aug. 11 – 17: Cornmeal Fried Oysters  

Remoulade, napa slaw, chile butter, roasted corn pico, micro cilantro, corn tortilla  

Incorporating fresh and quality ingredients, the chef-inspired concept offers a broad sampling of over 20 taco varieties on its menu, as well as creative sides and desserts. Chefs prepare everything from scratch – from slow-roasted rotisserie chicken to house-made pickles. Guests can enjoy a wide range of beverages, including local and Mexican beer, fruit-infused iced teas and the signature Kick Ass Margarita, ranch water and paloma.


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