Velvet Taco, the Dallas-born home to adventurous and unique tacos, opens its 24th restaurant in Texas (its 34th Nationwide!) in the premier entertainment district better known as Grandscape in The Colony today. The new restaurant is located at 5350 Nebraska Furniture Mart Dr., The Colony, TX.

the newest location to join their growing list of restaurants has all the signature Velvet Taco highlights. The restaurant will feature four custom, hand-painted murals on the exterior. The largest of the four murals pays homage to the restaurant’s home in Grandscape, a new mixed-use shopping, dining & entertainment destination with a colorful Velvet Taco front and center. Inside the restaurant, the dining room will feature their staple Marie Antoinette painting commissioned by Laura Shull.

Interior restaurant seating view

  • A nearby Ferris wheel. Not many taco spots can boast 360 views from 200-feet! Guests can take their tacos from around the world and enjoy a ride around the fabulous Grandscape Wheel–where air-conditioned gondolas will take you and your party of up to eight on a ride with stunning 360 degree views of North Texas.
  • Drive-up and go convenience. It’s the only restaurant in Grandscape that has a mobile ordering pick-up window. Order online or through the app ahead of time to pick-up your order without ever leaving your vehicle.
  • Live music. Grab a taco or marg to-go and check out the live music. It rocks. Check the calendar here.
  • Late night eats. Whether guests want to dine inside, out on the patio, never leave their cars, or grab some really late night eats, Velvet Taco has it covered. Having a gathering? Velvet Taco caters.

Velvet Taco has awesome taco variations

Like all Velvet Taco locations (excluding food halls), the menu features more than 20 inventive tacos, sides, red velvet cake and their Weekly Taco Feature (yes, a new taco each week), made by professionally trained chefs from real ingredients. The real magic is the way even the most basic ingredient is transformed by hand; take the rotisserie chicken for example, which takes 48 hours to prepare, or the tikka sauce that takes three hours to make and simmer to perfection.

velvet Taco’s Grandscape General Manager Eric Thompson says of the location, “We are so excited to be a part of The Colony community – it’s time we gave them the best taco restaurant! Our menu and electric vibe will become a gathering place for all members of this community.” You may even find Velvet Taco’s CEO and Chief Taco Maker, Clay Dover, behind the POS or slinging tacos during late-night.

fresh is what it's all about

Fans can earn reward incentives by signing up for The Velvet Room, the Velvet Taco loyalty program that is best experienced through the brand’s mobile app. The more guests visit, the more rewards they earn including invites to tastings, swag, and free tacos. For additional information on ways to sign up visit

Seating arrangements interior

Founded in 2011, the Dallas, Texas-based restaurant brand set out to elevate the taco through globally inspired recipes and the freshest ingredients. The acclaimed restaurant provides a broad sampling of international tastes and inventive combinations, delivering flavors that are as memorable as they are delicious. In addition to dozens of local and national accolades, in 2016, Velvet Taco was awarded Nation’s Restaurant News “Hot Concept” and in 2020 they were named Nation’s Restaurant News MenuMasters Award winner in the category of Best Limited Time Offer for their Weekly Taco Feature. Velvet Taco has over 30 locations in Texas, North Carolina, Georgia, Illinois, Tennessee, and Oklahoma. For more information, including a complete menu, visit and follow the brand on Facebook and Instagram @VelvetTaco.

Velvet Taco – Grandscape
5350 Nebraska Furniture Mart Dr.
The Colony, TX 75056
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Cynthia is a part-time author, photographer and full-time mom who has lived in The Colony for 15 years. Originally from Oklahoma, Cynthia enjoys the arts, her two dogs and keeps plenty busy with two teens in the household.