Beloved East Dallas taco place to close

Photo of Good 2 Go Taco in East Dallas on July 18, 2013. Photo by Jennifer Shertzer.

Your favorite East Dallas taco spot is breaking up with you.

Good 2 Go Taco, which began slinging gourmet tacos out of the Green Spot Market around 2009 and later became a player in revitalizing the Peavy/Garland Road area, is closing.

Owners Jeana Johnson and Colleen O’Hare told CultureMap it’s not you, it’s them:

We don’t come to the decision lightly, but we feel like we’ve accomplished everything we wanted. When we first opened inside the Green Spot in 2009, we felt like we were blazing a trail with our chefs’ take on the humble taco, and we were so grateful that people agreed.

Good 2 Go moved from the Green Spot on Buckner to an underused shopping center on Garland at Peavy in 2010. Their presence there drew other concepts: Goodfriend Beer Garden and Burger House and 20 Feet Seafood. Good 2 Go also nurtured two startups, Cultivar Coffee and Tipping Cow Creamery, leasing space within the restaurant to them.

Good 2 Go’s owners also started Mot Hai Ba in Lakewood, which they sold last year. Escape Hatch Dallas announced today that Johnson is working on a new venture with BBQ demigod Jack Perkins of Maple & Motor and the Slow Bone. Their new restaurant, Mockingbird Diner, will open in a hotel that’s planned near Love Field.

We know this won’t be easy, but don’t take it too hard, neighbors. There was nothing you could’ve done differently. It just wasn’t working for them anymore. And besides, there are plenty of other tacos in the scene.


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