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Dos Toros Applies an Extra Layer of Guac to Midtown

This restaurant is slowly making Chipotle irrelevant.

[Clarke's Standard pic via Google Maps.]
[Clarke's Standard pic via Google Maps.]
Burrito pic via Facebook

The owners of Bay Area-style taqueria mini-chain Dos Toros are doubling down on Midtown. Leo and Oliver Kremer have signed a lease at 636 Lexington Avenue at the corner of 54th Street for the tenth location of Dos Toros. This new restaurant will open early next year with seating for about 16 people. The space was previously home to Clarke's Standard. The brothers also signed a lease on an even bigger space at 52 West 52nd Street. This space previously housed Yip's Oriental Express. It's going to have about 40 seats, and if everything goes according to plan, this new outpost will open in March or April. As previously reported, another location is in the works down at 101 Maiden Lane — that restaurant will most likely open in the next few months. Just like all the other shops, these will have counter service and a menu that will include burritos, tacos, salads, platos, and quesadillas.

The first Dos Toros opened six years ago on Fourth Avenue near Union Square. The team branched out into the West Village first and then to the Upper East Side. Over the last three years, the Kremer brothers opened five more locations throughout the city, including a Downtown Brooklyn outpost, which made its debut just last month. Somewhere along the way, the crew also recorded some pretty silly music videos, like this one:

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