Here's a look around Tacombi owner Dario Wolos's massive all-day Mexican restaurant and marketplace Cafe El Presidente, which opens today. Since that last early peek, the team has made all the finishing touches, finalized the taco menu, and started cranking out fresh tortillas. Now diners can get fresh juice and house-made sodas in the front, and coffee, pastries, and cocktails at the bar next to that. In the back, Tacos Madison has tacos from former Peels chef Jason DeBriere. Fillings range from classic al pastor to seared sea bream, and the menu also includes sides like quesadillas and ceviche. Mexican and local ingredients are for sale along the sides of the space, and soon visitors will be able to buy those fresh tortillas in bulk.
Later this summer, Wolos will also open Mariscos Madison, a seafood restaurant, in the basement of the space. And eventually he hopes to host Mexican taqueros for week-long guest stints behind the taco bar. But for now, take a look around Cafe El Presidente.