Rockin’ Taco & Tex Mex offers unique concept in downtown Frisco


In 2016, Chris Cano opened Rockin’ Taco & Tex-Mex, a rock ’n’ roll-themed Tex-Mex restaurant in downtown Frisco.

“My [father]owns the building, and there was a taco shop here that had just moved out, so I came in and helped him clean up,” Cano said. “While we were cleaning it out, we had a lot of people come in looking for tacos, and I kind of stirred the idea around in my head and talked to my dad about if that was something he would be interested in doing.”

Cano said the most unique aspect of Rockin’ Taco is its rock ’n’ roll concept inspired by the other musically themed stores in the surrounding area.

“I didn’t want to have a simple menu where you order a No. 1 or No. 2. I wanted to have a theme to it,” Cano said. “So when you set up your meal, you set it up like a concert—your main course is your stage, your meats are your rock stars and then your toppings are your backup singers.”

Besides tacos, the menu features several different Tex-Mex dishes with musically themed names, such as flautas, chimichangas and nachos. Vegetarian options are also available, made from his grandmother’s heirloom bean recipe. Cano said that everything is prepared in-house with fresh produce.

“Tacos are our No. 1 seller with a name like Rockin’ Taco,” Cano said. “But our burritos are good [as well as]our quesadillas and our bowls.”

Cano said he is excited for the future of Rockin’ Taco. In two months the restaurant will expand to more than double the current size. The storefront will face Main Street, allowing for better signage, and renovations will include a patio, a stage for live music, a full bar, a buffet-style taco creation station and more musically themed additions.

“Main Street is a staple in Frisco, and it’s historic,” Cano said. “As it grows and things start changing, it’ll just get better.”

Rockin’ Taco will now be open Sundays and serve breakfast on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Rockin’ Taco
6890 Main St., Ste. D, Frisco
Hours: Mon.-Thu. 10:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Fri.-Sun. 8 a.m.-9:30 p.m.

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Emily graduated from Sam Houston State University with a degree in multi-platform journalism and a minor in criminal justice in Spring 2018. During her studies, Emily worked as an editor and reporter at The Houstonian, SHSU's local newspaper. Upon graduation, she began an editorial internship at Community Impact Newspaper in DFW, where she was then hired as Community Impact's first McKinney reporter in August. Three fun facts about Emily: 1.) She is a lover of mystery novels, movies, TV shows and podcasts. 2.) She has an 11-year-old, 3-pound Pomeranian. 3.) She loves lacrosse, and was captain and then coach of her high school team.
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