By Michael Smith

Capital Tacos has brought its award-winning combination of traditional Mexican cooking and regional Tex-Mex flavors to Brandon.

The restaurant, which also has locations in Land O’ Lakes, Wesley Chapel and New Port Richey, opened its Brandon store at 119 West Bloomingdale Ave., next to Olde Town Pizzeria and The Mill, on Monday, December 18.

“Capital Tacos food is freshly prepared and made from scratch, and served in a quick, affordable, friendly way,” said co-owner Josh Luger.

The restaurant, which was founded in 2013, has been awarded by Foursquare/Yelp as having a Top 3 taco in the United States (and the top outside of Austin, Texas).

“We pride ourselves on being a local, homegrown business that establishes deep ties in the communities we operate in, and can thankfully say that each of the communities we operate in have welcomed us enthusiastically with open arms,” Luger said.

Capital’s core menu consists of 25 chef-created signature items with all the ingredients made from scratch every day and served in five different varieties (i.e. The Five Ways To Capital): as a taco, burrito, rice bowl, salad or nachos. The restaurant is also launching a Capital Bakery at the Brandon location where all of the tortillas will be made from scratch.

Side items include scratch-made Mexican rice, black beans and pinto beans.
A variety of beverage options are available, highlighted by a wide-selection of domestic, Mexican and local craft beers, as well as wine, specialty Mexican sodas, iced tea and a mix of its own line of Capital fountain soda flavors. 

Capital also offers complete kids meal options.

The Brandon location is beginning with a “silent opening” with limited hours from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. for the remainder of the year (the restaurant will be closed on Christmas Day). In January, the restaurant will shift to a 2-8 p.m. schedule, and then go to full hours in February (Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. and Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.).

To learn more about Capital Tacos, visit You also can follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @CapitalTacos.

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