Condado Tacos chain opening Grand Rapids location

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Courtesy Condado Tacos

A build-your-own taco chain is coming to Grand Rapids’ West Side.

Condado Tacos confirmed to the Business Journal this week it will open a corporate-owned location at 449 Bridge St. NW in the Bridge Street Loft Apartments building in winter 2021.

“We are very excited about bringing Condado Tacos to Grand Rapids, and we can’t wait to be a part of such a dynamic community,” said Condado Tacos President Scott Shotter. “That area of Bridge Street has great energy and is so close to downtown but also has a very walkable neighborhood feel to it. With all the amazing restaurants and nightlife in that area, Condado should fit right in.”

Condado Tacos serves chips and dip; specialty and build-your-own tacos; nachos and bowls; tequila and margaritas; and other cocktails, beer and nonalcoholic beverages.

Founded in 2014, Condado Tacos currently has 19 locations in Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Michigan.

The Grand Rapids location — which will be the chain’s fourth in Michigan and first in West Michigan — will be led by General Manager Tina Fremeyer, who is currently helping Condado open a third Michigan location in Troy.

Medina, Ohio-based Pleasant Valley Construction is the contractor on the build out for the Bridge Street space. 

Condado hires local Latinx artists to hand-paint murals in all of its locations, incorporating local elements into the corporate branding. The artist for this location will be revealed closer to the grand opening date.

A spokesperson for Condado said the company plans to hire about 70 employees for the new restaurant beginning about five weeks before it opens. Job openings will be posted at condadotacos.com/careers.

Condado will open the eatery with dine-in only at first, and in the following weeks, will add carry out, delivery and catering, the spokesperson said.

Tentative hours will be 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday.

A full menu is online.

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