‘Roadside Taco’ Announces Las Vegas Expansion In Partnership With Fontainebleau Las Vegas, Blue Collar Hospitality’s Popular Los Angeles Taqueria

Slated for a December 2023 Opening, Roadside Taco Will Bring Their Authentic Los Angeles Taste To Vegas Through Their Beloved Mexican Menu

Roadside Taco Announces Las Vegas Expansion in Partnership with Fontainebleau

Roadside Taco, the popular Studio City, CA based Mexican-street style taqueria and bar by Blue Collar Hospitality, under the helm of Chef Lanny Marquez and owner Vincent Laresca, will be celebrating its first Las Vegas outpost as part of the highly anticipated Foutainebleu Las Vegas grand opening on December 13, 2023. The dynamic, taco-focused restaurant pays homage to authentic Mexican street Taco culture blended with the Los Angeles landscape, for a transformative casual dining experience. 

Their 3000 square foot Studio City flagship location consists of a large exterior dining patio, double-sided full service cocktail bar, an internal dining room, private back dining patio, and self-order taco station which remains a bustling scene daily for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, residing in the heart of Studio City, minutes from Universal Studios. Roadside Taco is also known for their comprehensive tequila and mezcal menu, as well as their extensive margarita menu inclusive of over 22 custom blended creations offered in novelty oversized tiki glasses. An adapted version of their popular Los Angeles concept will join the landscape of Fontainebleau Las Vegas as part of their new food Promenade.

Roadside Taco Las Vegas invites resort guests and Vegas locals alike to experience their famed Los Angeles Taco and Cocktail culture, with a focus on Tequila and Mezcal, and a vast taco, burrito and small bites menu passionately created by chef Lanny Marquez. The menu works as shareable plates or caters to the individual, adapting itself to dining parties of all sizes for an enjoyable dining experience. This adapted Las Vegas concept will bring a taste of Los Angeles to Las Vegas through its authentic tacos and menu of beloved Mexican bites, paired with delicious frozen drink creations.

Roadside Taco’s Executive Chef Lanny Marquez has been cooking in the industry since the age of fifteen, where he was first immersed in the smells, sounds, and tastes of the culinary world. Having grown up in California he has always had a passion for the LA Taco culture, the melting pot of culinary traditions. Lanny hails from a family of chefs, raised with both a father and brother running kitchens, instilling the passion for cooking in Marquez at a young age. Lanny has worked alongside incredible chefs and cooks throughout his career, exchanging recipes and creating fresh takes on original staples all along the way. Lanny’s culinary vision for Roadside Taco was to have a complete immersion representing the best roadside tacos stands throughout Mexico. Lanny formerly worked as the Executive Chef at Rosa Mexicano and Pink Taco before he became a partner in Roadside Taco with seasoned operator and restaurateur Vincent Laresca.

Mixologist Ben Goglia curated the bar program of Roadside Taco, having originally created the bar program of sister entity Blue Collar, one of Los Angeles premiere cocktail bars, and their latest venue reveal, Cold Shoulder speakeasy, under Laresca’s Blue Collar Hospitality umbrella. Ben prides himself on always using fresh hand pressed juices and homemade syrups, with all natural seasonal ingredients. He envisioned Roadside to celebrate the craft cocktail bar culture in Los Angeles blended with authentic Mexican offerings.

Upon entering Roadside Taco in Los Angeles, you are immediately immersed into an uplifting ambiance, reflective of the true essence of Los Angeles. Murals surround the exterior and internal large dining patio, with different inspirational sayings painted graffiti style (such as “Dream Until It’s A Reality”) and a large tribute wall to the late great Tupac Shakur which reads “California Love” above his image, an iconic symbol of Los Angeles culture. Perhaps the most eye-catching and photogenic spot is a large panoramic cityscape mural of downtown Los Angeles, book ended by a sea of palm trees, set to a dynamic and bright, gorgeous pink, orange and purple blended sunset. The Las Vegas location will represent the same decor aesthetic of Studio City, but adaptive and reflective of their new Las Vegas home at Fontainebleau. The murals are offset by multi-colored strung flags and lanterns, an eclectic mix of colored and wooden furniture, and an abundance of homegrown plants and greenery.

Roadside Taco is a food haven at heart taking their customers on a roadside taco journey through Mexico. Their authentic Mexican-inspired menu of street style tacos and shareable plates will grab guests tastebuds with its casual, yet inspiring offerings. Some of their signature highlighted taco offerings include their marinated chicken Chicken Birria Taco, Street Corn featuring chipotle aoli, cotija cheese, tajin and cilantro, Baja Fish Taco featuring Mahi Mahi marinated in Adobo, Chipotle slaw, avocado salsa and flour tortilla, Chorizo Taco, Hot Chicken Taco, Cochinita Pibil Taco, Classic Chicken Taco, Fried Fish Taco featuring Battered Cod Fish, Carnitas Taco, The Loaded Mulita Taco, Carne Asada Taco, Cauliflower Al Pastor Taco, Shrimp Taco, and another favorite being their vegan Mushroom Taco featuring Cremini Mushroom, Cilantro Vin, Oaxaca Cheese, Salsa Arbol, onion and, cilantro, plus their signature Quesadilla Taco, Sonora Taco, and The Roadside Taco which features Turkey Picadillo, Mexicana Creme, Cilantro Vin, Lettuce, Arbol Salsa, Cheddar Cheese, Tomato and hard shell tortilla. They also offer Taco Platters and Taco Sampler Platters for larger groups. Their burrito menu is also quite large, with 9 signature burritos inclusive of meat, vegetarian and vegan offerings. They offer a Breakfast Burrito menu, a favorite of Roadsiders, inclusive of the El Chorizo Burrito, Chilaquiles Burrito and Bacon Egg & Cheese Burrito. Sides include homemade Molcajete, Arbol and Verde Salsas, Rice and Beans, Exquisite (Corn off the cob), Street Corn, Chips & Salsa, Guacamole, Queso Chorizo Dip, their signature Roadside Nachos, plus their popular Churros dessert and even a kids menu.

“We are thrilled and honored for Roadside Taco to be a part of the Fontainebleau Las Vegas’ highly anticipated opening, bringing our beloved Los Angeles-based Mexican Taqueria to the Vegas dining scene. We are so excited to offer Las Vegas residents and Fountainebleu guests our delicious and authentic menu by our incredible chef Lanny Marquez as well as our incredible frozen drink creations. As an avid Vegas traveler this truly is a dream come true for me.” – Roadside Taco Owner/Founder, Vincent Laresca 

Fontainebleau Las Vegas, the globally anticipated luxury resort and casino brought to life by Fontainebleau Development, is set to reshape the culinary landscape of the Strip. Opening its doors on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2023, pending regulatory approvals, the resort will debut with a world-class collection of 36 first-to-market restaurants and bars, inclusive of Roadside Taco, continuing throughout 2024. Following the footsteps of Fontainebleau Miami Beach, a decades-long leader and trendsetter in luxury hospitality,  Fontainebleau Las Vegas will exceed expectations once more, bringing acclaimed chefs  and restaurateurs to the resort alongside several Fontainebleau-original concepts.  

Our culinary program is the convergence of tradition and innovation, honoring  Fontainebleau’s rich 70-year legacy of excellence while also pushing the boundaries for  guests with an appetite for adventurous and unforgettable dining,” says Fontainebleau Development President Brett Mufson. “This restaurant collection is akin to a symphony. Each concept plays a role in the daily concerts our guests experience, orchestrated with exceptional dining and libations. We want to ensure that every moment and theme – from elevated to exceptional, from  high-octane to chill – harmonizes seamlessly with their desires and tastes.” 

The Fontainebleau Las Vegas food and beverage team boasts an incredible selection of  industry veterans who are working tirelessly to bring together experiences Las Vegas has  never seen before,” adds Executive Vice President of Food and Beverage Bryan  O’Shields. “Together, we have been able to unite many of Fontainebleau Miami Beach’s  famed partners with some of the most culture-defining restaurants from across the globe, bringing Fontainebleau Las Vegas’ vision for a best-in-class food and beverage program  to life.

With an emphasis on creativity and crafting unexpected dining experiences,  Fontainebleau Las Vegas will bring together industry-leading restaurants from the United  States, Mexico, and beyond, to make their debut on the Strip. The dining collection will feature new iterations of existing hotspots as well as Fontainebleau Las Vegas original concepts.

Blue Collar Hospitality founded by industry veteran and notable actor Vincent Laresca, currently consists of the Los Angeles based Roadside Taco, Blue Collar bar and Cold Shoulder speakeasy. In addition to these three coveted niche venues, operator and restaurateur Laresca has both owned, partnered, and consulted on dozens of notable hospitality establishments across nightlife and restaurants for the last  twenty five years. As an operator, he carefully chooses his partners based on skill and passion, and puts forth concepts that consist of a clear vision, stemming from a labor of love and a marketplace void. Roadside Taco is an established neighborhood favorite taqueria concept in Los Angeles’ Studio City offering authentic Mexican street tacos, burritos and bites; a menu constructed by partner and chef Lanny Marquez in conjunction with Laresca. The large patio and extensive tequila, mezcal and margarita bar attracts locals and tourists alike, with a welcoming and dynamic atmosphere welcoming residents with their children to the likes of Mark Walberg.

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Roadside Taco Studio City is located at 10628 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604 with all menus and information available on their website at www.roadsidetaco.com and follow @RoadsideTaco on Instagram and social media channels.

Fontainebleau Las Vegas is a 67-story, vertically integrated luxury resort opening  December 13, 2023. Rooted in the 70-year history of the iconic Fontainebleau brand,  Fontainebleau Las Vegas brings a legacy of timeless elegance and unparalleled service  to the Strip. The resort’s thoughtful design allows guests to move effortlessly among 3,644 luxury hotel rooms and suites, 550,000 square feet of customizable meeting and  convention space, 150,000 square feet of gaming space, a collection of world-class restaurants and shops, exquisite pools, vibrant nightlife, and vitality-enhancing spa and  wellness offerings. Located at 2777 S. Las Vegas Blvd., adjacent to the acclaimed Las Vegas Convention Center expansion, Fontainebleau Las Vegas is created by Fontainebleau Development in partnership with Koch Real Estate Investments.  Fontainebleau Las Vegas resides on nearly 25 acres adjacent to the Las Vegas  Convention Center District on the Las Vegas Strip. The property, acquired in 2021 by Fontainebleau Development in partnership with Koch Real Estate Investments, will be solely operated by Fontainebleau Development upon its opening. For more information,  visit https://www.fontainebleaulasvegas.com/

The Roadside Taco hours at Fountainebleu will soon be announced, with their Studio City Hours currently M-Th 9am-9pm, Friday 9am-9pm, Saturday 12pm-10pm and Sunday 1pm-8pm.