Two issues have not modified because the transition: the recognition of D.A. Style’s pork birria tacos – slow-braised pork tacos dunked in a highly spiced consommé – and shoppers’ willingness to watch for an hour or extra for the stylish fare.
“Ahead of we began, we concept tacos had been simply floor pork, lettuce, cheese, tomato – like everyone else,” Laia stated. “Then we concept, ‘Why cannot you place this in it? Why no longer that?’ And it grew to become out proper.”
A testomony to how coveted their tacos are: D.A. Style can settle for handiest walk-in shoppers, as there is no time to respond to the telephone or take a look at on-line orders. Even on the new location, strains shape out of doors ahead of the 11 a.m. opening. The blackened lobster and shrimp tacos are the latest craze.
The longer term appears brilliant for gaining access to D.A. Style’s tacos. As soon as the couple overhauls the eating room and probably hires extra group of workers, the trade method is predicted to conform into fast-casual, that includes greater than 50 seats but in addition accommodating tacos at the move, extra numerous ordering choices and longer hours.
The closure of Cantina Loco used to be disappointing to taco fanatics, however the arrival of Casa Azul, which relocated from 128 Genesee St. to Cantina’s former grounds at 191 Allen St., eases the edge. Since mid-December, Allentown has welcomed chef-owner Zina Lapi’s efforts to provide housemade Mexican fare, beginning with tacos (3 for $13) and lengthening to tortas, tostadas and churros.