Inspired while visiting family in California, founder Thorne was stuck to find proper tasty tacos in London.
Tacos are a time-honoured staple in Mexico and California and after an epic 'taco tour' of the west coast in 2018 to discover, learn about and eat many many tacos. Thorne spent a year testing recipes on friends and family and started with a pop-up called Tacoshak, in a local cafe in Deptford, SE London (once they'd shut their doors for the evening). After four sell-out weeks, Thorne went on to do several successful pop-ups and residencies in pubs, bars and taprooms across London.
After the pandemic hit in March 2020, DIY Taco Kits were born. Thorne started hand-delivering them locally every Friday, and with more and more orders coming in and more demand for taco kits outside of SE & E London, Thorne partnered with couriers to send taco kits nationwide.
In Sep 2021 Taca joined Brockley Market and traded every Saturday building a reputation for quesatacos and 6-hour Beef Birria and Breakfast Burritos. Head chef Tung joined in November and they continued building a reputation for great tacos.
In July 2022, Taca opened their first Bricks & Mortar restaurant in Deptford Market Yard.
Serving delicious tacos that keep you coming back for more...
Some of the team below, say hello if you see us about!
Thorne was brought up in Wales and started working in restaurants at 14. Having family in California meant regular trips and lots of taco eating. He's travelled solo to Mexico, California and Texas over the last couple of years to eat and learn as much as possible about tacos and what makes a good one.
After university in Brighton he worked in food PR & marketing, then beer sales while building Taca on the side. Before finally taking a leep and going at it full-time.
Head Chef - Deptford
Tung has born in Hong Kong and moved to Deptford when he was two. Growing up he was always surrounded by Vietnamese cooking - exciting and tantalising flavours. He loves developing new dishes for the Taca menu such as his Banh Mi special. He joined Taca near the beginning and has set down his roots with passion, hardwork and a big smile!
Head Chef - Peckham
Tommy joined Taca just as we opened up in Deptford Market Yard. He met Thorne for a coffee, joined the team for the opening and immediately became a main player in the Taca fam. His attention to detail with cooking ensures our tacos not only taste on point but look the part too.
Head of Design
Super talented graphic designer Ben joined Taca shortly after opening the restaurant with his cool and unintentional charm. He understands the Taca look and feel more than anyone and is driving the brand forward with energy and adding eye-catching pizzazz. He loves a tray of nachos.