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Bandido Taqueria Mexicana’s second location will open Friday, July 19, at 905 E. Liberty St. | Photo by Kevin Gibson

Bandido Taqueria Mexicana is slated to officially open its second Louisville location on Friday, July 19, adjacent to Falls City Brewing Co.’s taproom on East Liberty Street.

The partnership between the restaurant and brewery, which originally was announced last November, will create a sort of two-in-one concept wherein the taproom essentially will serve as Bandido’s dining room. Customers can order at Bandido, receive a pager, then walk to the taproom for a beer or cocktail. They will then be notified when their food is ready for pickup.

As part of the opening, Falls City will expand its hours, opening at noon seven days a week to serve the lunch crowd. In addition, Bandido will open at 10 a.m. daily to serve breakfast burritos, which also will be available all day as regular menu items.

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Like at the original, the new location of Bandido will feature $1.99 tacos every Tuesday. | Courtesy of Bandido Taqueria

The California-style taqueria also features a range of tacos, quesadillas, nachos and burritos, with a focus on fresh ingredients and plenty of seafood options, along with a salsa bar.

Calling Bandido its new “official food partner,” Falls City also announced some new weekly promotions to its schedule.

Saturday and Sunday brunch will include specials on mimosas, beermosas, bloody marys and other drinks. Mondays also will be a day-long “happier hour,” with $1 off beers all day.

On Tuesdays, Falls City and Bandido will team up for Taco Tuesday, featuring $1.99 tacos and $5 margaritas. Wednesdays will feature taproom trivia (beginning July 24), and Thursdays will be designated as new beer release days.

(Note: New beers may not be released every week.)

In addition, Falls City will no longer have food trucks, and outside food is no longer permitted in the taproom.

Bandido hours will be Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-midnight; and Sunday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Falls City’s new hours will be Monday through Thursday, noon-10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, noon-midnight; and Sunday, noon-8 p.m.

Bandido is located at 905 E Liberty St., one door east of the Falls City taproom.

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Kevin Gibson
Kevin Gibson tackles the 3Rs — retail, restaurants, real estate — plus, economic development. He loves bacon, loathes cucumbers and once interviewed Yoko Ono. Check out his books, “Louisville Beer: Derby City History on Draft” and “100 Things to do in Louisville Before You Die.” He has won numerous awards for his work but doesn’t know where most of them are now. In his spare time, he plays in a band called the Uncommon Houseflies.Email Kevin at [email protected]