Cantina Barba, the stand-alone eatery and mezcal bar from the owner behind the Taqueria Barba food truck, has officially opened its doors in Woodland Heights.
Last month, Eater reported that the new brick-and-mortar would debut sometime in the following weeks. Now, owner Steven O’Sullivan has reached out to Eater to confirm that the Cantina is officially open at 3701 North Main Street. For now, it’s serving a menu of tacos, beer, slushes, and mezcal from 5 p.m. until “late,” he says. Regular hours will follow in the coming weeks, including a 7 a.m. start time and extended hours until 3 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
As previously reported, the success of Taqueria Barba spurred O’Sullivan to open a standalone eatery with a larger menu that the small space of a food truck couldn’t accommodate. The expanded operations include a custom-built smoker for preparing the chicken, barbacoa, and pork shoulder in-house, along with a full bar offering frozen drinks and mezcals that he says were previously unavailable to the Houston market.
Diners can grab tacos and libations at 3701 N Main St from 5 p.m. onward. Eater will update this post when information on Cantina Barba’s expanded hours is available.
Update, May 24, 11:23 a.m. Cantina Barba has reached out to Eater to confirm that it’s now open from morning until late-night. Its regular hours of operation are Sunday through Thursday 7 a.m. to midnight, Friday and Saturday 7 a.m. to 3 a.m.