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Taco’ako serves up fresh, specialty street tacos in Kakaako

Don't forget the burritos and grilled elote!

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Kakaako is known for its vibrant food scene, and if you love fresh tacos, you’ll be happy to know that can now get your fix at the neighborhood’s newest street taco joint: Taco’ako! HI Now host Jobeth Devera is checking out what’s on the menu.

Come hungry and with some friends, because there are a lot of tacos to try at Taco’ako! There’s the slow-cooked pork carnitas, chicken tinga, the signature Taco Taco made with grilled octopus, fresh caught island ahi, and even a tempura battered avocado taco.

While the restaurant specializes in tacos, it’s not the only thing you’ll find at at Taco’ako. Its number one seller? The carne asada burrito. And as if you didn’t have enough choices already, there’s also the elote, grilled Mexican street corn, to consider. Everything you’ll find at Taco’ako is made fresh in-house — even the tortillas and hot sauces.

Taco’ako opened its doors in 2018, and the restaurant concept is from the same masterminds that brought you Bevy, a New York-style cocktail bar, right next door.

“We opened Bevy about six years ago, so it was natural to expand,” said restaurant owner Christian Self. Self is highly gluten sensitive and loves Mexican food because it uses masa. That being said, Taco’ako’s menu strives to give guests a variety of options, no matter your dietary needs.

“We try to take care of people as much as we can,” Self says. “If you’re a vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian, gluten sensitive, celiac, we’d like to think we have something on our menu for you.”

While Taco’ako is a lunch spot that’s only open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Bevy is open in the evenings starting at 4 p.m. with more delicious food offerings and a variety of cocktails to try.

For more information: tacoako.com, or on Instagram and Twitter: @tacoakohi