‘Goa Taco’ Introduces Semi-Permanent Backroom Taco Bar
Goa Taco, food stall veteran from Smorgasburg, now sports a backroom taco bar for its patrons. Owner Duvaldi Marneweck announced the new dining area within the last couple weeks. Via sandwich board. Within, you can see the painted letters above the entrance.
This rear room actually belongs to Grey Lady as more of an events space, but owner Ryan Chadwick is sharing the floor area during the down times.
“We are letting them use the space when we don’t have events or parties booked in the back. It’s not used all the time and now it’s cold out so we figured it’s a good place for people to sit down and eat.”
When Goa Taco debuted its brick-and-mortar on Delancey Street in 2014, it became an instant success. Yet the concept actually began as a pop-up beside Grey Lady, serving flatbread-taco hybrids that marry elements of Indian, Mexican and Vietnamese cuisine.
However, this temporary status eventually transitioned into something more semi-permanent. They’re not going anywhere, either. “I guess 2 years is a bit long for a popup! So it’s safe to say we’re just permanent now,” Marneweck quips.
Also, FYI, the “Goa” namesake is actually a double-entrendre referencing Australian slang for “I can go for something.” Hence, no capital G in the branding.