OMG Tacos is relocating in Richardson.

OMG Tacos is relocating in Richardson.

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On June 29, OMG Tacos plans to open in Richardson Restaurant Park, a $20-million development on the frontage road of South Central Expressway between Belt Line and Spring Valley roads.

OMG will close its original restaurant three miles away, at Plano and Belt Line roads in Richardson. [Update on June 24, 2019: That restaurant is expected to close very early in the morning on June 29, after its last dinner and late-night service, from 5 p.m. June 28 through 3 a.m. June 29.]

OMG's move to a more bustling area offers the taco shop more visibility and brand-new digs, says Tony Nguyen, co-owner and co-operator. It'll also be more than twice the size of the original.

OMG Tacos' elotes can come topped with Cheetos.

OMG Tacos' elotes can come topped with Cheetos.

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The restaurant will be located in the shuttered, remodeled home of TacQui, a Japanese taco shop from Top Chef contestant Paul Qui. It closed in late 2018 for failure to pay rent. Richardson Restaurant Park's other tenants include a gyro and chicken restaurant chain called The Halal Guys; hot dog shop Dog Haus Biergarten; popsicle store Popbar; and Southern diner Flying Biscuit Cafe. 

OMG Tacos' new restaurant will serve the same menu as before: California-style street tacos, loaded fries, nachos, burritos and elotes. The menu items with "OMG" in the name are some of their most popular, Nguyen says, because of an extra kick: OMG elotes come with crushed Cheetos on top; OMG steak has a sweet and savory sauce; and the OMG pork taco comes drizzled with spicy mayo.

Once the restaurant has been open for a bit, Nguyen says he and his team may add some Asian fusion fishes and other bar-food options.

The restaurant will stay open until 3 a.m., says co-owner Holly Nguyen, making it one of the few options keeping very late hours in the Dallas suburbs.

This one, unlike the original OMG, will have a full bar. They hope margaritas become a signature item, and they've been doing their homework: "Lately, we've been going to a lot of margarita festivals," Tony says. 

Calvin Nguyen, founder and CEO of OMG Tacos, makes OMG steak tacos, the restaurant's most popular item.

Calvin Nguyen, founder and CEO of OMG Tacos, makes OMG steak tacos, the restaurant's most popular item.

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The new restaurant has blue chevron walls with gray accents and funky wire chairs. Three neon wall signs, with cheeky phrases like "I have mixed drinks about feelings," are bound to show up on Instagram.

All of OMG's management team are entrepreneurs in their 20s, and they say they created the first OMG Tacos partly because they wanted to sell food that their friends might want to eat, late-night. Since the first one opened in October 2015, the company has expanded to Fort Worth and The Colony. A restaurant inside a food hall in Uptown Dallas closed in early 2019.

The new OMG Tacos will be located at 744 S. Central Expressway, in Richardson Restaurant Park.

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