After months of legal hoops and wrangling, Taco Mamacita in Edgehill Village can now serve beer.
Thanks to a liquor license, the trendy Mexican/Latin restaurant has been able to serve higher-alcohol beers and cocktails, such as their classic margarita: The Elvez, since they opened Dec. 11.
However, obtaining a state liquor license and a Metro beer license is like comparing apples to oranges.
One of the problems Taco Mamacita discovered was a wall that faced a private home on Edgehill Avenue. Since there was slightly less than 100 feet between the two, restaurant owners Mike and Taylor Monin, with business partner Chad Phillips, were forced to ask for a variance from the Metro Council. Granted April 20, the variance then allowed them to apply for a beer license. After a study and rounds of public comment, the Metro Beer Permit Board finally granted the license at the end of June.
Taco Mamacita offers all of the usual domestic beers as well as several Mexican ones, such as Corona, Modelo Especial, Negra Modelo, Tecate and Dos Equis Amber, which is also offered on draft.
Other draft choices include Yazoo’s Dos Perros, Blue Moon and Bluegrass Brewing Co.’s Bourbon Barrel Stout, a high-alcohol beer that will be part of a rotating roster.
Draft beers are $4.50, while bottles are $3.50 - $4.00. Entrée prices average $9.00.
Taco Mamacita is located at 1200 Villa Place, and their phone number is 730-8540.