Everyone was sad to see Lucy’s Coffee & Tea permanently close last week, but at least another local family-run small business is taking over the legendary coffeehouse’s spot—next door neighbor University Tacos.
The taco joint has been in business for about six years, preparing their food fresh from scratch every single day.
“The reason we are expanding is because we can offer our customers a place where they can enjoy the food. Where we are right now is very small. It was the beginning of our dream to have our own place and better options. We took the risk of doing this because we want to offer our customers a place to enjoy our food and to provide more choices with the bigger space.” ~ Jesus Miranda, owner of University Tacos
The expansion of University Tacos is a glimmer of good news for the Magic City restaurant scene. Since the COVID-19 crisis struck in mid-March, many local Birmingham restaurants have had to adjust their business model by providing only curbside pickup during the first two months of the outbreak. In May, restaurants in Alabama started reopening at 50% capacity.
Along with Lucy’s, several restaurants have closed their doors, including:
- Babalu in Lakeview
- Mile End Deli at Railroad Park
- Brio Tuscan Grill at Brookwood Village
- Z’s Restaurant in the downtown business district
Breakfast and Lunch
University Tacos serves a diverse menu with breakfast burritos, egg quesadillas and tacos, omelettes and ranch potatoes.
The lunch menu offers mouthwatering street tacos, burritos, tostadas, quesadillas, nachos and several traditional latin sides. They also offer burgers and fries.
Breakfast Hours: 8:30-10:30AM
Lunch Hours: 10:30AM to 6:00PM
Call for Carry Out – 205-538-5568 Email: Universitytacos2009@gmail.com
Location: 2009 University Blvd. 35233
When do they Expand?
According to University Tacos, they plan to open their newly-expanded space at the beginning of August.