The Restaurant

 

The Taco Factory is what you’d get if Willy Wonka opened his own restaurant. Exposed pipes carrying secret sauces, giant machinery producing tortillas fresh before your eyes, and cocktails featuring the famous Snozzberry. That’s exactly what we’ve created at the lloyd Taco Factory.

At the restaurant, we’ve expanded our award winning menu by adding daily service of a few of our occasional specialty items (hello, Dirty South) & by adding some new dishes (What’s a Sonoran Dog?). Craft cocktails in addition to 7 beers provide you with everything you need for a perfect night out on this blossoming block of Hertel Avenue. Tacos & drinks for all.

It’s been over 5 years since the white 1987 step-van with “lloyd” crudely painted on the sides hit the streets of Buffalo. After a much needed paint job & 3 lime green trucks later, we proudly opened the doors on our first brick & mortar location on Hertel Avenue in December of 2015.

This restaurant is the first of its kind in Buffalo combining elements of street food with a fully stocked cocktail bar. We proudly boast the largest Mescal selection around & are the only restaurant to make our own corn tortillas using the nixtamalization process between Chicago & NYC.

Colorful pipes poke out of the ceiling & extend into the floor, hand drawn graffiti, futuristic tortilla machinery, & exposed brick contribute to an exciting & unique restaurant experience. With a fast casual ordering style, your food is not put together until YOU order it. Never premade, you can be guaranteed anything you order from lloyd is fresh.

Taco Factory

1503 Hertel Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14216
(716) 863-9781

Monday-Thursday 11am-11pm
Friday-Saturday 11am-2am
Sunday CLOSED (Go Bills)

Sorry, we do not take reservations.

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Cocktails

No soda guns here. We’re just as committed to serving you real drinks as we’re  committed to bringing real food to Buffalo. Classic craft cocktails made with hand pressed juices & using high quality ingredients; you can’t just eat #real, you have to drink #real.

The Snozzberries really do taste like Snozzberries. You’re going to get acquainted with Mezcal VERY quickly. We’ve made the smoky, agave spirit the premier liquor of our bar because we love it so much. Aperitifs, digestifs, whatever the “tif” may be, we’re happy to put our collection of 100+ bottles to the test to bring you the perfect cocktail.


Construction

The Taco Factory was a labor of love for the lloyd crew. The building process on the restaurant started over a year before we opened, with founders Pete and Chris appearing on CNBC’s Restaurant Startup. The boys ultimately won an investment from the show’s hosts Joe Bastianich & Tim Love but in an twist no one saw coming chose to fund the Taco Factory themselves. Turning down $250,000 is never an easy decision for a fledgling company, however retaining control of the business, at this time, was what ultimately helped the boys decide on their course of action.