The Taco Shack is a Little Place Where We Can Get Together
Bonni Redmon is carrying on the family tradition at the Taco Shack in Fayetteville. The taco shack has been around since the 1970′s, and in Bonni’s family since the 1980′s.
Five years ago, Bonni bought the place from her grandma Marlo. For the last five years she’s carried on the tradition of great Mexican food at an affordable prices.
The food may be served in a shack, but the taste is first-class!
Bonni says it’s all about the fresh ingredients.
“Everything that we serve we cook here. We cook our own tortillas and chips. It’s all recipes that we’ve had for years and it helps out that it’s all fresh,” said Bonni.
The place was called Casa Taco in the beginning, then Taco Casita, and it’s been called the Taco Shack for many years. No matter what you call it, it’s a Fayetteville classic. The employees know the regulars by name, and what they like to order.
Redmon says it’s cheap enough for the college kids, but it’s not all about the college kids. On any day you’ll see a cross section of Fayetteville with one thing in common, they all love the Shack.
Even the college graduates make a pilgrimage back to the shack whenever they come back to town.
“We have a lot of people who graduated from the U of A and then come back years later and say we forgot about this place, but we’re so glad we came back,” said Bonni.
One of the more popular orders is the Taco Shack Six-Pack of beef tacos for 4.99.
“We’ve been really lucky to make it through all of the economy changes and we just try and keep our prices low. We keep our prices low for them as well,” said Bonni.
There’s a drive-thru and a few tables inside. The Taco Shack is obviously not the fanciest restaurant in town, but it is definitely a tasty, affordable, and spicy way to Keep it local.
Just remember, the Taco Shack is little ol’ place where we-can-eat together .
Taco Shack Ba-ay-bee!