Rreal Tacos to Open Fourth Location in Sandy Springs

Rreal Taco’s executive chef Ignacio Barquera recreates the characteristics of tacos from various regions of Mexico
Rreal Tacos to Open Fourth Location in Sandy Springs
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Rreal Tacos owners Damian Otero and Miguel Hernandez continue their Mexican food dining evolution with the opening of a fourth location of their high-energy brand in Sandy Springs at 227 Sandy Springs Place, NE. This new location opens Saturday, April 1.

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“We are excited to welcome guests to our newest Rreal Tacos location in Sandy Springs,” says Otero in a statement. “Sandy Springs residents no longer must venture to Buford Highway to satisfy cravings for authentic Mexico City tacos. Now, these can be found in their community and in an upscale setting with great drinks.”

Rreal Taco’s executive chef Ignacio Barquera recreates the characteristics of tacos from various regions of Mexico using fresh—never frozen—meat marinated for over 12 hours for dishes such as asada from northeastern Monterrey, birria barbacoa from Guadalajara and taco al pastor, one of Mexico City’s signature tacos. Desserts include platano macho—sweet plantain with cream and brown sugar.

Mixologists and beverage directors Arturo Salgado and Jesus Perez curate Rreal Taco’s list of libations including 24 cocktails, more than 200 different tequilas and 100 mezcals. The margarita collection includes the Malverde, fresco cucumber, spicy pineapple margarita, mezcalita, and Hennessy margarita.

One strategy that sets Rreal Tacos apart is the opportunity for top performers to earn equity in the business. The five top-performing employees can own a piece of equity with every location that opens.

“We find talented and driven people who start as regular employees and can transition into becoming managers and then equity partners. As we grow and expand, we have people invested in the business who can grow with us,“ says Otero. “We are pleased to announce that Arturo Salgado and Ignacio Barquera are equity partners in our new Sandy Springs location.”

Rreal Tacos’ growth is burgeoning. Otero and Hernandez will open in Alpharetta in 2023 and are planning additional locations in Buckhead, Decatur and Gwinnett County.

Rreal Tacos in Sandy Springs is open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Orders may be placed online for takeout or delivery via Uber Eats, DoorDash, Grubhub, and Postmates. Rreal Tacos accepts reservations via OpenTable.

Lisa Hay

Lisa is a staff reporter for What Now Media Group. She covers new restaurant, retail, and real estate openings across all of our markets. A true foodie, this Air Force veteran has lived all over the world — from Aviano, Italy to Nairobi, Kenya — but her favorite spot is NOLA for its rich history, architecture, culture, and of course, its good eats.

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