Fort Taco a fast-food gem: Riverfront Times

Fort Taco, which opened last November at 8106 Manchester Road in Brentwood, is a “fast-food gem,” according to a Riverfront Times review. The tacos, enchiladas and tamales are are prepared to order, and the RFT reviewer said she was on her way five minutes after ordering. “The tacos are described as “soft-shell,” but if this conjures up images of sad, limp paper-thin tortillas, never fear. The thick flour tortilla is a deep-fried, golden-brown pouf that sturdily cradles its generous contents,” the RFT states. The enchiladas are described as “transcendent.”

See also: Feast Magazine likes Fort Taco

The reviewer’s only gripe was that no picnic tables or patio is available, because “eating such a delicious, filling meal crammed behind a steering wheel is so dissatisfying.”

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Fort Taco opens in Brentwood

Fort Taco (8106 Manchester Road), after months of delays, passed its St. Louis County Health inspection with a perfect 100 Wednesday, and opened at 10:30 a.m. Friday, right on time. See also: Fort Taco passes inspections; opening Friday. 40 South News just happened to be there (and hungry), so was the first in line. Two pickup trucks came right behind.

Fort Taco inspection, opening delayed

A Fort Taco (8106 Manchester Road) owner told 40 South News via Facebook they were notified Thursday morning that inspections by St. Louis County Health Department officials won’t happen this week, as expected. They now say the inspections will be next week. The drive-thru taco and enchilada restaurant had announced on Facebook it was opening Saturday, Nov. 15.

Fort Taco sets opening date

Fort Taco, the taco and enchilada takeout restaurant at 8106 Manchester, is set to open Nov. 15, according to its Facebook post Tuesday. They’ve been working on opening since May. Owners, Gabe Patino and Tyson Martinez, named the restaurant as a nod to their hometown, Fort Madison, IA. They said the recipes come from their families, two generations ago.

Fort Taco is hiring

The restaurant that has promised “traditional” tacos and enchiladas when it opens, has a new street sign and a sign in the window that they’re hiring at forttaco.com. Fort Taco (8106 Manchester Road) got the OK from Brentwood planning and zoning in June and the board of aldermen in July. A co-owner said they’re hiring around 10-12 and interviews will start next week. See also: Fresh tacos, enchiladas soon at independently-owned shop, Brentwood planning & zoning OK’s new businesses