Mi Frijoles Taco Shop and 6 more businesses open in New Braunfels

Mi Frijoles opened in New Braunfels in December. (Courtesy Mi Frijoles)
Mi Frijoles opened in New Braunfels in December. (Courtesy Mi Frijoles)

Mi Frijoles opened in New Braunfels in December. (Courtesy Mi Frijoles)

Several businesses and restaurants opened in New Braunfels in late 2020 and early 2021.

Mi Frijoles Taco Shop held a soft opening at 123 S. Union Ave., New Braunfels, on Dec. 13. The taco cart and catering operation specializes in breakfast tacos, specialty tacos, carne asada, and handmade flour and corn tortillas. 830-515-3503

All Drive Training Academy LLC opened in New Braunfels in December at 895 FM 306, Ste. B. The academy offers driving instruction to help students develop skills and techniques to become safe, confident drivers. 830-627-9100

Home furnishings store Home Market held a soft opening in New Braunfels in December ahead of a grand opening in January. The store, located at 325 S. I-35 Business Loop, offers furniture, home decor and accessories. 830-625-5513

Kinnor Coffee held a soft opening in December at 11335 FM 1863, New Braunfels. The coffee shop is partnered with 5 Stones Artisan Brewery and offers coffee from roasters around the world. 210-620-0500

Texas Margarita Factory opened at 121 E. Faust St., New Braunfels, on Dec. 26. The drive-thru offers margaritas, micheladas, ice cream sundaes, mixed drinks and more. 830-387-4073

Locally owned sandwich shop Texas Melts opened at 1101 N. Walnut Ave., New Braunfels, in late December. The restaurant specializes in hot sandwiches, breakfast tacos and more. 830-214-0203

Outdoor apparel and accessories store Frog Hollar Outdoor opened at 1273 N. Academy Ave., Ste. 1101, New Braunfels, on Dec. 4. The shop is owned by husband and wife Ryan and Julie Kirkland and offers Frog Hollar-branded merchandise, name-brand clothing, sunglasses, shoes and outdoor equipment. 817-683-9700
By Lauren Canterberry
Lauren began covering New Braunfels for Community Impact Newspaper in 2019. Her reporting focuses on education, development, breaking news and community interest stories. Lauren is originally from South Carolina and is a graduate of the University of Georgia.


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