SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For the fifth year in a row, Taco Cabana® is bringing one of its most popular limited-time offers back to the menu, re-introducing a line of Shrimp Tampico items just in time for the Lenten season.
According to Walter "Smokey" Waters, corporate chef at Taco Cabana, the restaurant's take on Shrimp Tampico features shrimp that are hand-marinated daily in a mix of chipotle and ancho spices right in the restaurant.
"Then we grill the shrimp with garlic, lime and cilantro to get that unique taste that combines the flavors we experienced on our culinary trips to Mexico," said Waters.
Now through mid-April, guests can order Shrimp Tampico in tacos, quesadillas, or enchiladas. Guests can also add Shrimp Tampico to their custom-built Cabana Bowl®.
For a limited time, Taco Cabana is also bringing back its special pineapple salsa. The sweetness of the crushed pineapple combined with the smoky chipotle flavor in the salsa make it a tasty complement to the flavors of the Shrimp Tampico dishes.
"For the past five years, Shrimp Tampico has been something our guests look forward to each spring. This year, we introduced it to the menu earlier so our fans can enjoy it longer," said Todd Coerver, chief marketing officer at Taco Cabana. "It's about incorporating unique ingredients and recipes from Mexico, putting our own spin on them and offering them at a fair price – and starting at $4.99, Shrimp Tampico delivers."
About Taco Cabana®: The Flavors of Mexico
In 1978, Taco Cabana began as a taco stand in San Antonio, with the unique recipes and ingredients that reflect our rich Mexican culture and food. With more than 156 restaurants in 3 states, Taco Cabana continues to redefine the Mexican fast-casual dining experience through ongoing menu and service enhancements. We are committed to providing our guests the true flavors of Mexico, served up in a relaxing, patio cafe environment. From our kitchens' daily fresh-made tortillas and handmade salsas to our flame-grilled fajitas and refreshing margaritas, our commitment to quality lives on, making Taco Cabana one of the region's most enduring and beloved Mexican food brands. Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter for offers and updates from Taco Cabana or for more information, please visit www.tacocabana.com.
Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc.
Taco Cabana is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc., which is one of the largest restaurant companies in the United States. Carrols operates three restaurant brands in the quick-casual and quick-service restaurant segments with 550 company-owned and operated restaurants in 16 states. Carrols is also the largest Burger King® franchisee, based on number of restaurants. In the Carrols' family of companies, Fiesta Restaurant Group owns and operates two Hispanic brands, Pollo Tropical® and Taco Cabana®. Carrols announced plans earlier this year to spin-off Fiesta Restaurant Group as a stand-alone company.
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