Construction Underway on New Taco Mamacita Location
New location in Germantown slated for completion this summer
Construction has begun on the new Taco Mamacita location in Germantown. Dowdle Construction Group, the contractor for the project, is working with designers Dryden Architecture & Design and Smith Hanes Interior Design.
The 4,500-square-foot space, located at 1234 Sixth Avenue North, is in a 1940s-era building within a historic section of the neighborhood. Long-time home to Little’s Fish Market, which closed in March 2021, the building will be converted into a full-service restaurant with the addition of a new structural steel patio off the rear, which will feature an indoor/outdoor bar.
“Building in historic Germantown just one block down from Dowdle’s original office location is a recipe for a special project,” said Dowdle Project Manager Korey Benedict. “We want to honor the neighborhood while also meeting our client’s expectations.”
The new location will replace the restaurant’s original Edgehill Village location, which closed in early 2020. Delivery and pick-up have still been available from the HiFi Clyde’s kitchen on Church Street.
Taco Mamacita is owned by the Monen Family Restaurant Group, with whom Dowdle Construction has worked on several other hospitality construction projects, including Milk & Honey and HiFi Clyde’s.
“We are happy to continue our relationship with the Monen Family Restaurant Group. Working alongside operators that truly know their craft, while relocating a Nashville staple, comes with a sense of pride,” added Benedict.
The restaurant is slated to open this summer.
“We couldn’t have asked for a better team to help us make our new location a home,” said Taylor Monen, owner of Monen Family Restaurant Group. “Both Dryden’s and Smith Hane’s designs bring a flair to the project that honors the original structure but also gives it a signature look, and Dowdle has made the construction process feel so smooth even in these turbulent times.”