Taco Loco Mexican Restaurant opened as a small taco shop in 1982 on Main Street in Bridgeport, CT. Soon outgrowing the small storefront, Owners Miguel and Rose Tomasio moved the business to the Black Rock section of Bridgeport in 1989.
They recognized the potential of the developing neighborhood and the business soon expanded from just tacos and nachos to a full-service restaurant with a complete menu and entrees like paella, steak chimichurri, carnitas and the Taco Loco Tacos that made the restaurant famous! Today, Taco Loco offers over 75 tequilas, a proprietary fresh lime sour mix and the very best margaritas. Customers consistently recognize the restaurant as the Best Mexican Restaurant AND Best Margarita in Fairfield County! Taco Loco is also known for outstanding service and the outdoor patio. With regard to Taco Loco’s mobile capabilities, its first food truck was on the road in 1988, making Taco Loco the first Mexican caterers in Connecticut! Recently, the truck was refitted with a new kitchen, branding and killer menu and is one of the leading vehicles in the very popular, trendy food truck category. Taco Loco has now added a second, brand-new truck, to be able to meet the demands of businesses and local residents who want to hire the vehicle to cater their private and corporate parties, from Stamford to Madison, CT, and even Westchester County. Visits included employee appreciation days for major local companies such as Schick and Bigelow Tea. And when the Trucks aren’t covering a private function, they can be found at fundraisers and festivals all around the state.
As a cornerstone of Black Rock, Taco Loco is continually involved in community events! From our local community, we participate in the Black Rock Day Parade and Festival, Freezin for a Reason, fundraisers for all schools, non-profits, community and outreach programs. If we can assist you in your fundraising efforts, please contact Rose@tacoloco.com to discuss your event.
Black Rock attracts artists, academics, young professionals, and retirees who desire to live in an affordable waterfront community on Long Island Sound. This Fairfield County community recently was the focus of the New York Times over the past few years, “Living in St Mary’s-by-the-Sea, Connecticut: The Saltwater Smell Means You’re Home” (May 23, 2010). Black Rock is great for commuters as it is easily accessible to mass transit, I95, and the Fairfield Metro train station, not called the Black Rock train station despite its proximity to the town line. Black Rock has a rich history dating back to its heritage as a colonial seaport. In the late 19th century and early 20th century wealthy merchants built beautiful homes in Black Rock. Today, Black Rock is an artsy and eclectic community, and the Arts & Entertainment District on Fairfield Avenue offer culture, dining, and recreational activities.