Locals rejoice over Wild Taco’s long-awaited opening

Locals were treated to the surprise opening of Wild Taco, the long-awaited restaurant located in the building previously occupied by Johnny Rockets at 188 S Coast Hwy, on Thursday.

The opening comes over a full year after owner Thomas Carson and the Bear Flag Fish Co. gained Planning Commission approval on the 56-seat, family-style Baja California/Mexican seafood eatery. This is Carson’s second Wild Taco location (the other is in Newport Beach).

Local Pat Gallis was one of the first customers to enjoy Laguna’s newest restaurant.

Locals rejoice over Wild Taco

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Photo by Pat Gallis

Wild Taco is now open

I walked by daily for the last few months waiting for opening day! Thursday it opened. I sat at the counter, and had the carnitas tacos and a Nerga Modelo draft beer. Seated at the counter were five city residents I recognized having lunch. I sat next to Carmelit Green, a member of the Laguna Chamber of Commerce [Board of Directors]. Good food and draft beer! Great location and a great view out the windows!”

Wild Taco’s hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Mondays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

For more information, call the restaurant at (949) 549-4282.