Tiki Taco Gets a Makeover

Think West 39th Street’s Tiki Taco is just for walk-up orders? Not anymore. New owners Lyndon and Lindsey Wade, along with their mother, Judy Rush—the trio behind The Guild, Paradise Garden Club, and RW2 Productions—spent the last year reimagining the space as a Southern California-style Mexican restaurant with a beachy ’80s and ’90s aesthetic. Westport Café alumnus Richard Wiles is also a partner and worked with Carlos Ruiz-Finch to create a new menu influenced by coastal and global flavors. The lineup features dishes like Thai fried chicken tacos and Thai chili pork burritos, plus expanded vegan and vegetarian offerings, Yoli Tortilleria tortillas, and salsas made fresh daily. You’ll also find island drinks and cocktails on the menu—and yes, that beloved walk-up window is still around to satisfy late-night cravings.

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