In July, I reported on a new taco shop in Tempe called Taco Migo. Located on Baseline Road in what used to be an abandoned lot across from Arizona Mills mall and right off I-10, the fast-casual taqueria's food was average at best, but it did offer alcohol and a unique selling point: it was open all day, every day.
Sadly, the 24-hour concept failed to catch on with Tempe's late-night crowd, and within months, Taco Migo scaled back to more conventional hours of operation.
Now, less than six months later, Taco Migo has made another adjustment -- it's reinvented itself as a casual, sit-down restaurant.
Now called Migo's and open for a little over a week, the restaurant's interior has been remodeled, the drive-thru is no more, and the menu has changed to include wine and reflect higher-priced Mexican specialties like chile rellenos and shrimp empanada. The patio's been updated as well and includes bright red umbrellas and large plants.
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Migo's friendly hostess told the mini chimis, flautas, and al pastor street tacos were the best dishes, and that the restaurant is currently giving twenty-percent off to customers who give the new concept a try.
But unless the food has improved to match the higher prices, I fear this new, sit-down casual concept won't last much longer than Taco Migo's 24-hour operating hours did.
What say you Tempe taco fans? Have you been to Migo's yet? What did you think?