When it comes to dining like a local, and being a RussVegas local, that local Tex-Mex joint you visit is Taco Villa. And for those of us who have ever spent time at the little brown shack on 4th Street, the flavors at this place will always bring back memories.
These days, the Old South closes at 8 p.m., Food4Less is long gone, the quad is now full of buildings and the new library – but Taco Villa still serves a mean taco salad. Doesn’t matter which one, either.
Taco Villa on 4th Street was opened in 1974 by Austin and Mary Davis in a little adobe-pastiche brick hut. From day one, it has served a blend of what has come to be known as Ark-Mex food – which is shorthand for making Mexican-esque dishes the way we tend to do them here in Arkansas. Want authentic? There are plenty of true Mexican places here and there along the way.
A second location was eventually purchased a short time later to take advantage of the great load of Tech students – over on the south side of campus - a place called Senor Bob's. I've been told that location was once also a Feltner's Whatta-Burger, but I'm not certain that's likely looking at the proximity of the two.
You can still get a Super BS (it’s that two handed Burrito Supreme) after all these years, and you can still feed anyone for under $10 – and I do mean anyone. When you’re in town next time, check it out.
|The menu in 2009.|
UPDATE: Taco Villa has a Facebook page here. It also has its own Facebook fan group.
UPDATED 8/24/17 with new information and new Zomato link.