Monica and Gerardo have considered their interest in opening a restaurant as a unique and characteristic part of their eight year relationship. Starting out as a somewhat of a farfetched goal, Atwater Tacos came to be with their own efforts and a bit of spontaneity. The building on Atwater, long known as driving school, had recently gone up for sale when Monica and Gerardo decided to reach out to Bill Miller on its availability. After this initial call, everything seemed to fall into place resulting in the restaurant as we know it today. From its industrial aesthetic to the placement by the river, the dream that Monica and Gerardo long had all seemed to come together.
Atwater Street Tacos officially opened on October 26th of 2018, marking a major moment for both owners. Similarly to the uniqueness of the beginnings of Atwater, Monica and Gerardo feel their business is defined by the staff that has been with them since their very start. Monica expressed that they feel the running of the restaurant would be impossible without their committed and hardworking staff. The owners feel especially privileged to have their family working alongside them as part of their long time staff. The community atmosphere is further felt in the very recipes Gerardo uses for the Atwater menu. Strongly inspired from his own family recipes, Gerardo reflects on the cultural richness and personal connection they hold from his childhood in Mexico City.
In May of 2019, Atwater Street Tacos also expanded their business by becoming a franchise of Atwater (Motor City) Kayak. This pairing is important to note because you can get up to 10% off you tacos at the restaurant when you use Atwater Kayaks.
To take part in this authentic and family inspired cuisine, visit Atwater on Taco Tuesdays for $1.50 for tacos.
Monday – Saturday 11:00 to 8:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 to 8:00 pm
Atwater Street Taco is located at 26425 Atwater St, Flat Rock, MI 48134
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