El Burro brings tacos and burritos to the Northside


Taco Bell isn’t the only taco stand in the Northside anymore.

El Burro, a takeout Taquería featuring tacos, burritos and roll tacos, will open November 2 at 1108 Federal Street.

Co-owner Wes DeRenouard described El Burro’s fare as the type of “border-style Mexican” food that he and his co-owner grew up eating in San Diego.

El Burro will offer vegetarian options, breakfast burritos, house-made chorizo and roll tacos, which he explained are similar to flautas.

DeRenouard teamed up with Derek Burnell, owner of Round Corner Cantina in Lawrenceville, to open the Northside location.

“We felt like this was a really up and coming area, and we wanted to take advantage of that,” said DeRenouard. “We’re excited to be here.”

Wes explained that his partner Burnell selected the neighborhood and that he has a “great eye,” for locations and was ahead of the wave of development when he opened Round Corner Cantina on Butler Street.

With the Garden Theater Block across the street, the Federal North town homes within two blocks and other new businesses like Deli on North around the corner, Burnell and DeRenouard hope that the intersection of Federal Street and North Avenue follow the same path of revitalization as Butler Street in Lawrenceville.

El Burro is Spanish for donkey, and is the root of the word burrito.

Though they are still working out their hours, DeRenouard said they are planning to be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

El Burro will also offer catering and deliveries to local businesses.

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