Grab N Go Tacos on Louetta Road serves authentic Mexican flavors in fast-casual setting

Trash can nachos ($8.95-$14.95) Nachos are layered with melted cheese, refried beans, tomatoes, red onions, jalapenos, guacamole, sour cream and meat.

Trash can nachos ($8.95-$14.95) Nachos are layered with melted cheese, refried beans, tomatoes, red onions, jalapenos, guacamole, sour cream and meat.

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Pepe the pepper—the red cartoon vegetable that appears on Grab N Go Tacos’ sign on Louetta Road—symbolizes what the restaurant is all about, owner Darren Ferguson said.

“It shows people: Come in, have a good time, get a drink and eat some tacos,” Ferguson said.

He and his wife, Denia, opened the restaurant in February 2017, where they serve a variety of tacos and other Tex-Mex fare based on authentic recipes from Denia’s family—which is from Mexico—combined with American flavors.

This includes the restaurant’s gourmet tacos. They include the taco al pastor, served with slow-roasted pork, grilled pineapple, onion and cilantro, as well as street tacos, which are smaller and consist of meat, onions, cilantro and lime on a corn tortilla. The restaurant also serves nachos, burritos and quesadillas, among other options.

“The cooking is authentic Mexican but combined with Tex-Mex flavors so we can offer a full spectrum of food,” Ferguson said.

Ferguson—who previously worked in the oil industry—said opening the restaurant was Denia’s idea. She focuses more on the food and kitchen operations, while Ferguson focuses on customer service, he said.

Engaging with customers and meeting new people is one of Ferguson’s favorite parts about transitioning from the oil field to the restaurant industry, because he said he now feels embedded in the community.

“I meet some people ... and build relationships that I wouldn’t have been able to build as an engineer driving downtown every day,” Ferguson said.

After a successful year on Louetta Road, Ferguson said he and Denia plan on opening a second location—which will be larger than the original location—near Kuykendahl Road and the Grand Parkway in Spring or near Hwy. 290 in Cypress.

“We don’t want to be too close to this location,” Ferguson said. “We want to be able to offer [our food] to communities in other areas where it normally would make it difficult for people to get here.”

Grab N Go Tacos

7826 Louetta Road, Spring
Hours: Sun.-Thu. 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 9 a.m.-10 p.m.
By Zac Ezzone
Zac Ezzone began his career as a journalist in northeast Ohio, where he freelanced for a statewide magazine and local newspaper. In April 2017, he moved from Ohio to Texas to join Community Impact Newspaper. He worked as a reporter for the Spring-Klein edition for more than a year before becoming the editor of the Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood edition.


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