If you haven't heard, Midland is getting a Rusty Taco. Rusty Taco is a taco chain based out of Dallas that has chosen Midland to open its newest location. Rusty Taco was set to open in the San Miguel Shopping Center on Midkiff and Wadley on June 13t  but their date has been pushed back.

You may have noticed construction going on in the San Miguel Shopping Center in Midland, where the spa place used to be, it's because they are building a patio for Rusty Taco.  Their menu will include 13 different types of handmade tacos, and sides, which include queso, salsa, guacamole, breakfast tacos, nachos, desserts, and margaritas.

Rusty Taco Midland

Rusty Taco Midland

Here is the story behind the new restaurant:

Our name comes from our founder, Rusty Fenton, who along with his wife Denise and partner Steve Dunn opened the first Rusty Taco location in Dallas, TX in 2010. But the story starts well before that time...

Rusty loved to eat, and he loved to travel – and one love often led to the other. That was the case on the day he and his wife, Denise, were coming in from a day of fishing in Acapulco, Mexico. Rusty spotted two women selling tacos on the street. From the first bite of that fish ceviche taco, he was hooked.

Frequent visits to a local gas station and eating tacos in the back of the family Suburban were common in the Fenton household. Rusty’s family and friends had long known about his dream – to open up a simple neighborhood taco stand. Nothing fancy. Just real flavor. Cheap, too. He wanted to keep it affordable so everyone could enjoy it. And the place had to be friendly, of course. Somewhere everyone wanted to hang out. Throw in a great margarita to wash it down and it was pretty much perfect.

Fast-forward a few years. Rusty, Denise and their daughters were living in a little house in Dallas, near the intersection of University and Greenville Avenue. They spotted a building in their neighborhood – it wasn’t much to look at, but they liked the bones of it. “Wouldn’t that make a cool restaurant?” he’d say. It took years of driving by and dreaming, but that converted gas station would be the very first Rusty Taco.

Rusty’s commitment to making everything fresh and by hand inspires us daily, but his “little taco stand” is more than just a place to eat and drink. He always wanted it to be a place where everyone would feel welcome. That’s why we make it all with love – from our warm chips to our ice-cold margaritas – so no matter who you are, if you’re hungry, you’re in the right place.   Rusty Taco

I checked out the menu and I am all about the shrimp and fish tacos.
According to Maybe Midland/Odessa, the new opening date is set for July 11th.


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