Chef Scott Howell of the fine dining destination Nana's in Durham is opening Nanataco next door in the space previously occupied by the Fish Shack and Rockwood Pizza.
Howell plans to open the restaurant on Aug. 16.
Howell's description of the restaurant is that it will be a classic taqueria in many aspects: a salsa bar, housemade tortillas, reasonable prices, including a 2-taco special with beans, rice and a drink for about $6.95 offered all the time. However, there will be other flourishs sure to satisfy the foodies: hog jowl tacos, rotisserie Ashley Farms chicken served with mole sauce and a Big Daddy burrito with hog jowl, duck confit and housemade chorizo. They also will serve $5 margaritas, bottled beer, milkshakes and smoothies.
The counter-service restaurant will be open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesdays to Thursdays and Sundays and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.