SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Taco Cabana® has big news for its fans. The Original Mexican Patio Cafe has brought back its popular Shrimp Tampico. But the news gets even bigger. The seasonal favorite, served as a quesadilla and soft tacos, has been added as a permanent menu item and is now available year-round.
Made daily with shrimp hand-marinated in the TC kitchen, in a mix of ancho chile and spices, Shrimp Tampico is available at all Taco Cabana restaurants as a shrimp taco or quesadilla.
"We know how popular shrimp tacos have become, so we wanted to meet that demand and offer our guests Tacos Cabana's version on this Mexican favorite," said Todd Coerver, chief operating officer at Taco Cabana. "This flavorful item was a huge hit when it was previously offered for a limited time only in the spring. We've listened to our guests and now they will be able to get Shrimp Tampico anytime at their favorite Taco Cabana."
The Shrimp Tampico taco comes with marinated shrimp topped with shredded lettuce and diced tomatoes, served in a fresh, warm flour tortilla. The quesadilla version features shrimp, pico de gallo and a melted blend of shredded Monterey Jack and cheddar cheese, grilled between two fresh flour tortillas. A special pineapple chipotle salsa, made fresh by hand, has been permanently added to the salsa bar to compliment this unique offering.
Available now, the Shrimp Tampico tacos comes in a combo, served with a side item (chips and queso or chips and guacamole) and a drink, or as a plate option with freshly made rice, beans and tortillas.
About Taco Cabana
Taco Cabana restaurants, part of Fiesta Restaurant Group®, serve fresh, handmade Mexican food, including sizzling fajitas, quesadillas, hand rolled flautas, enchiladas, burritos, tacos, fresh-made flour tortillas, a selection of "made from scratch" salsas and sauces, frozen margaritas and beer. Most menu items are handmade daily in each restaurant, which feature open display cooking, including fajitas cooking on an open-flame grill and a machine making fresh tortillas. Taco Cabana restaurants feature interior, semi-enclosed and patio dining areas, which provide a vibrant decor and relaxing atmosphere. Additionally, Taco Cabana restaurants provide guests the option of take-out, as well as the convenience of drive-thru windows. Taco Cabana operates 161 restaurants as of Feb. 1, 2013.
About Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc.
Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. owns and operates the Pollo Tropical® and Taco Cabana® restaurant brands with 253 company-owned and operated restaurants and 43 franchised restaurants in the U.S., Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, Trinidad and Venezuela. Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. also has agreements for future development of franchised Pollo Tropical restaurants in Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Panama, Tobago and N. India. The brands specialize in the operation of fast-casual, ethnic restaurants that offer distinct and unique flavors with broad appeal at a compelling value. Both brands feature made-from-scratch cooking, fresh salsa bars, and drive-thru service and catering. Fiesta common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol FRGI. For more information about Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc., visit the company's website at www.frgi.com.
SOURCE Taco Cabana