Hospitality industry titan Danny Meyer has revealed his next restaurant to be a taco stand called Tacocina, set to open this summer in the revitalized Williamsburg waterfront park.
Details beyond that are slim, with a Meyer spokeswoman declining to offer further information such as dish examples or a sharper opening timeline. It will presumably be different from an already existing, unrelated Mexican restaurant in Hell’s Kitchen with the similar moniker of Ta Cocina.
The Williamsburg waterfront is rapidly becoming a hot chef destination, though, with pasta maven Missy Robbins also plotting a restaurant nearby. The high-profile Domino Sugar Refinery area has been under construction for the past few years as part of property management company Two Trees Management’s revitalization of the site as a mixed-use complex with four apartment buildings, 500,000 square-feet of office space, and a waterfront park. That park is where Tacocina will live, at 25 River St., reminiscent of Meyer’s now-gargantuan fast-casual burger chain Shake Shack.
Meyer’s last opening was his Roman wine bar Vine e Fritti in Kips Bay in October; Tacocina will be his 18th open restaurant. His restaurant group, Union Square Hospitality, has recently come under scrutiny for allegedly mishandling multiple instances of misconduct at various restaurants.