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San Diego’s Tacos El Cabron Expands to the University District

Traditional recipes expand from the Gaslamp District to UNLV

Fries, tacos, bowls, churros and tacos on the menu at El Cabron, headed to Maryland parkway.
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Local favorite Roberto’s Taco Shop recently debuted its latest expansion on Maryland Parkway and now another San Diego-native is looking to launch its own casual Mexican menu, less than a two minute walk away.

Located close to UNLV and hoping to tap into the ongoing revitalization of the neighborhood, Tacos El Cabron is moving into the College Town retail center, already home to Starbucks, Jimmy John’s sandwiches, and The Stake Out Bar & Grill.

The downtown San Diego restaurant has earned a following among locals and tourists during the previous two years in the Gaslamp District, featuring an outdoor patio and seating facing the busy kitchen.

On the menu inspired by traditional recipes and the flavors of Tijuana, birria, adobada and spicy shrimp tacos, burritos, quesa tacos upgraded with cheese, individual portions of the birria spicy stew, mulitas, and oversized orders of fries stacked with steak, spicy pork, or shrimp.

Previously home to the Stir Krazy Mongolian Grill, the 2,520-square-foot, stand-alone Las Vegas site started filing paperwork to remodel the dining room, windows, kitchen equipment, sales counter, and also add a new bar. Yet to be announce by the tenants, an estimated opening date has not been revealed.

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651 N Rainbow Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89107 (702) 992-6277 Visit Website

Tacos El Cabron

4808 South Maryland Parkway, , NV 89119 (725) 204-7767 Visit Website

The Stake Out Bar & Grill

4800 Maryland Pkwy., Las Vegas, NV

Roberto's Taco Shop

1220 E Harmon Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89119 (702) 792-3611