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California’s Ricos Tacos El Tio Expands to Henderson

Vampiros, birria and authentic flavors are on the way

Ricos Tacos El Tio
Ricos Tacos El Tio

Another expansion from California headed our way, this time to Henderson and for a change, it is not a famous brand name.

Ricos Tacos El Tio operates three fast-casual outposts in Gardena, Inglewood and Lynwood, serving made to order Mexican dishes and earning a loyal following for their authentic tacos. The restaurant will be headed to 1430 W. Horizon Ridge Parkway, not too far from Stephanie Street and take over a shuttered Jack In the Box, neighboring Metro Pizza and a Timbers Bar & Grill.

They will be keeping the drive-thru set-up and the 2,852-square-foot restaurant. Initial opening hours are expected to be 8 a.m to 10 p.m daily.

On the menu, lengua, carnitas, cabeza and buche tortas, quesadillas, birria de chivo, a slow steamed goat stew with mild chili seasoning, tacos, including beef head and pork stomach choices and the sometimes hard to find option in Las Vegas, vampiros, served on a crispy corn tortilla.

Still working its way through the City of Henderson approval process, an estimated debut date has not been revealed.

Ricos Tacos El Tio

1430 W Horizon Ridge Pkwy, Henderson, NV 89012, USA