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.
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.