After debuting this summer at Smorgasburg’s Park Slope offshoot, Smorg Jr., Goa Taco has opened a Lower East Side pop-up.
The modest storefront at 79 Delancey Street, between Orchard and Allen, will be serving paratha tacos until at least the end of January, according to chef-owner Duvaldi Marneweck. The South African native, who spent five years at some of the top restaurants in Perth, Australia, says he’s “pretty stoked” about the endeavor.
Marneweck uses flaky, buttery paratha flatbread in lieu of smaller tortillas, but don’t call these “Indian tacos”: as you can see from the menu below, they’re packed with ingredients that nod to Mexico (housemade chicken chorizo), Vietnam (banh mi), the Mediterranean (tzatziki), and beyond.
Goa Taco opens at 5pm daily and closes at midnight during the weeknights and at 2am on Fridays and Saturdays. It’ll take a few days off from Dec. 24 through 26 — “to catch up on sleep,” Marneweck explains.