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Fox Loves Taco – Now Open, With Coffee, Pastries And All Day Breakfast Tacos

Brooklanders who haven’t heard will be happy to know that the long awaited Fox Loves Taco coffee/taco shop opened recently.  When we first heard about the new restaurant we anticipated more of a traditional taco spot, but have come to understand their concept better now. In our opinion, it is more like a coffee shop that along with pastries, serves vegetarian breakfast tacos. I like that the tacos are an affordable $3 – $4 dollars each and are a nice size, not too big, not too small. We stopped by twice this week to check it out and took the photos below. (You need flash to see the photos below. If you can’t see them, click here.)

I tried the following items:

Iced coffee and cappuccino: these were both very good. I don’t know a lot about coffee, but it is obvious that they take their coffee program seriously here. They also offer Kombucha, agua frescas and bottled soft drinks .

Kit Taco: This taco is pretty simplistic and straightforward, with just cheese, eggs and potatoes. I found it in the plain side, so I wound up applying liberal amounts of the hot sauce. Speaking of the hot sauce, I appreciate that they make and bottle their own sauce in house, though I tend to like my hot sauce a bit spicier.

Wham! Taco: This was my favorite taco, it was delicious. It had a perfectly poached egg and a tasty black bean “hummus”. I also appreciated that the cilantro and queso fresco, along with the beans, made it taste more like a traditional Mexican taco than just ingredients in a tortilla.

Kwasi Taco: I wasn’t sure what to expect from “cauliflower chorizo”, but I definitely anticipated more of a spicy kick.   While it is definitely worth a try, I would recommend just trying without looking for parallels with actual chorizo.

Power Up Taco: The marinated mushrooms come in a nice savory brown sauce, and are probably the best bet for those looking for a heartier meat-like experience. I was a little surprised by the large size of the carrots on top, because I was expecting them to be shredded (carrot and jalapeno slaw) and I really didn’t pick up much heat from the jalapenos.

The tortillas are very good and fresh tasting, though I only tried the (gluten free) corn ones. The other kind offered, made of flour/sweet potato weren’t available the second time I visited, but I hear they are even better. I also  enjoyed a side of guacamole, it was straightforward and tasty. They also offer pastries made at their sister store, Little Red Fox.

The atmosphere is cheery and lighthearted, and I appreciated the house plants sprinkled throughout and how light filled the space is. My understanding is  that they will have wifi, if they don’t have it already, and I saw patrons working on laptops. The staff was very friendly, and the service was pretty quick, which is nice, since I was on my way to the Metro directly afterwards.

Fox Loves Taco is open from 7 am to 7 pm Monday – Friday and 8 am to 6 pm on Saturday and Sunday. You can check out their Facebook page here. Fox Loves Taco is located at 716 Monroe Street NE on the Arts Walk. Welcome to the neighborhood!

Construction Complete At Fox Loves Taco – Hiring And Opening Soon

One of the most eagerly anticipated new eateries in the area is Fox Loves Taco. We recently learned from the Tweet below that the construction at their Arts Walk location is complete, and we also learned that they are now hiring. From the Fox Loves Taco employment ad:

Like breakfast? Like tacos? We have a tiny kitchen, but we will be making everything from scratch daily: tortillas, salsas, slaws, and more. We will be open 7 days a week, 7 AM to 7 PM, with 6 tacos on our menu and a rotating seasonal special. Come to work early, leave early!

We are a new young business, so creativity and problem solving are huge pluses. Professional cooking experienced is preferred, but a strong passion for great food and learning is required. You must work will with others,

We are steps away from the Brookland stop on the red line. We are run by the same folks that operate Little Red Fox.

To apply, please submit a resume with two sentences about why you love tacos.

We will let you know when we get word of an opening date. Fox Loves Taco will be located at 716 Monroe Street NE.

Fox Loves Taco Preview And Trick-Or-Treating At Third Thursday On The Arts Walk

Arts Walk Event At Night

This month’s Third Thursday event looks to be a lot of fun.  As a bonus neighbors will get to try out eats from Fox Loves Taco, the new taco spot opening up at the Arts Walk later this summer. From the event page:

Our Third Thursdays in Brookland event series continues on July 20th. Join us on the Arts Walk at Monroe Street Market every third Thursday through September from 5-8 PM for family-friendly activities.

July 20th is our Costume Party Theme featuring:
– Trick-or-treating in July – Kids are encouraged to wear costumes and trick-or-treat on the Arts Walk
– Live music from the Human Country Jukebox, courtesy of Dance Place
– Cardinal Kids Storytime from Barnes & Noble (5:40-6:00)
– Open artist studios and pop up in-studio events
– Grab a bite from Brookland Pint‘s outdoor grill and enjoy dining on our Arts Walk picnic tables
– Balloon twisting
– Pop up vendor, Kona Ice
– Food offerings from Fox Loves Taco, Monroe Street Market’s newest eatery, opening later this summer!

Fox Loves Taco To Replace Filter Coffee Shop At Monroe Street Market

Storefront of Filter

We recently learned that local coffee shop Filter will be closing this weekend. We also learned from an article in  the City Paper that it will be replaced by a family friendly taco focused restaurant from the owners the Little Red Fox cafe.  From the article:

When it opens, Fox Loves Taco will offer breakfast tacos all day and coffee from Portland roaster Coava Coffee. Details on the menu are sparse, but they’ll make flour and corn tortillas in house and you can expect plenty of Little Red Fox hot sauce to be on hand to spice things up.

Fox Loves Taco will be located at  716 Monroe St. NE. We will let you know when we have additional details like an opening date.