As I said the other day, I love me some Shaun's, so I am thrilled to find out that Shaun's is partnering with Fifth Group (owners of La Tavola, Ecco and South City Kitchen) to turn the old Sala space in Virginia Highlands into a Mexican spot. The new restaurant, The Original El Taco, will open in mid-October and will include creative Mexican fare like tacos and tortas.
Chef Sean Doty will stay on as executive chef at my beloved Shaun's and will work closely with the chef de cuisine at El Taco. Can't wait to see what Doty does with Mexican food, and the location is so close to my hood that I can add it to my regular repertoire if it's good! Fingers crossed that the prices are more casual Mexican than NY-style Shaun's!