Condado Tacos confirms it’s coming to Dayton, and it may be eyeing The Greene

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Columbus-based chain may be eyeing The Greene Town Center.

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Fast-growing chain already operates multiple locations in its hometown of Columbus and in Cincinnati

The CEO of Condado Tacos, which operates restaurants in Columbus and Cincinnati, confirmed this morning that the chain plans to open its first Dayton-area restaurant in 2020, although the location has not yet been determined.

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The Columbus-based fast-casual taco chain applied for a liquor license on Wednesday for space at 4482 Glengarry Drive at The Greene that currently houses EO Burgers, according to the Ohio Division of Liquor Control. A spokeswoman for Condado said the restaurant chain “is being proactive in obtaining liquor licenses, but no lease has been signed, so we are not willing to talk about this particular location yet.”

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“Condado does have plans of entering the Dayton market in spring 2020, but we do not yet have all the details on the official location,” the spokeswoman wrote. A release from the company earlier this morning, Sept. 6, had mentioned the 4482 Glengarry Drive location at The Greene and suggested it could host a grand opening in the spring of 2020.

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A spokesman for EO Burgers said his restaurant recently renewed its liquor license for the space.

Steve Willshaw, general manager of The Greene, declined comment this morning.

Condado Tacos opened its first location in Columbus in 2014 and has added locations in Columbus, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Indianapolis and Detroit.

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“Dayton is full of art, good food and local entertainment, and that’s what got us excited to open there in 2020,” Joe Kahn, founder and CEO of Condado Tacos, said in the release this morning. “It’s a close neighbor to us in Columbus, so we’re looking forward to becoming a part of this community. We hope to have final plans to announce soon.”

Condado Tacos says it specializes in creating “unique tacos, guacamole, tequila and margaritas at affordable prices. Fresh, high-quality ingredients including salsas, toppings, proteins and tortilla chips — all made from scratch daily — are staples to Condado’s cuisine.”

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Another taco chain, Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, opened in a prominent location near the front entrance to the Greene in April 2018.

We will update this story with any new information.

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