Velvet Taco Opens In Memorial City

This new location marks the brand’s 35th location overall and the 23rd location to open in Texas
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Velvet Taco’s 23rd Texas location opened on Monday, October 3, 2022 in Houston’s Memorial City district. Originally Dallas’ pioneering taco restaurant, Velvet Taco continues to bring its chef-driven menu to over 35 locations. The new restaurant is located at 10201 Katy Freeway #100, Houston, TX 77024.

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Just 15 miles west of Houston’s city center, the new Memorial City location marks the brand’s 35th location overall and the 23rd location to open in Texas.

Velvet Taco Memorial City General Manager Teccora Biggers said in a statement, “We are proud to bring Velvet Taco to the Memorial City community, a community that has needed our tacos for some time. We’re hoping to make a splash with our eclectic, chef-driven menu, and I think folks will find that there is something for everyone on our menu. Our electric vibe and diverse menu will become a gathering place for all members of this community.”

The 2,448 square-foot dining room–filled with a mix of modern, quirky and collected furnishings – features hand-painted interior and exterior murals by Sebastien Boileau of Eyeful Art. While each Velvet Taco has its own design and decor personality, one thing remains true for all locations—guests are greeted by the larger-than-life painting of Marie Antoinette eating red velvet cake, commissioned by artist Laura Shull. The dining room has 62 seats; while the 1,000 square-foot patio seats 67 for al fresco dining.

The restaurant’s menu will offer twenty different varieties of tacos inspired by international cuisine, as well as sides and desserts. Chefs use the freshest and finest quality ingredients to hand-prepare from scratch menu items that include the Spicy Tikka Chicken, Cuban Pig and perhaps the most unique taco on the menu, the Chicken & Waffle. Guests can enjoy a wide range of beverages, including local and Mexican beer, fruit-infused iced teas and cocktails like the signature Kick Ass Margarita. Catering for any occasion – game nights, birthday parties, graduation-you name it – is also available.

Guests can visit Velvet Taco for its limited-time Weekly Taco Feature, commonly known as the WTF.  WTFs (52 per year) offer a variety of flavors inspired by international cuisines, local comfort food and skillful combinations and they are available for only seven days.

Guests can earn reward incentives by signing up for The Velvet Room, Velvet Taco’s new loyalty program that is managed through the mobile app or web ordering.

Hours of operation are Sunday – Wednesday: 11am-11pm, Thursday: 11am-12am and Friday & Saturday: 11am-2am,

Lisa Hay

Lisa is a staff reporter for What Now Media Group. She covers new restaurant, retail, and real estate openings across all of our markets. A true foodie, this Air Force veteran has lived all over the world — from Aviano, Italy to Nairobi, Kenya — but her favorite spot is NOLA for its rich history, architecture, culture, and of course, its good eats.
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