Bird by Bird La Taqueria,
a new taco concept from David Robertshaw, is now open at Molly’s at the Market
(1107 Decatur St., 504-525-5169).
Robertshaw is best known for running the popular Indian pop-up
outside Sidney’s Saloon, but when the Molly’s spot became available last month, he jumped at the chance to run his own kitchen.
The clay tandoor oven Robertshaw built won’t fit inside the 55-square-foot kitchen space at the Decatur Street watering hole, so for now, the Indian concept is on hiatus.
“It’s still a goal down the line," Robertshaw says. "I had to accept that if I put a 1,000-degree tandoor in (the Molly’s kitchen), I wouldn’t make it very long.”
The Molly’s spot has been home to a number of pop-ups — most recently Matthew Kopfler’s L’enfant Terrible and before that the burger hub Junction and Dis Taco.
Guests can expect a simple Mexican taqueria concept with burritos, tacos and salads.
“I love Mexican food, and it makes for perfect bar food,” Robertshaw says. “There’s always something salty, something fresh.”
Robertshaw is making almost everything in-house, including spicy charred tomato salsas, guacamole, grilled meats and toppings. A single taco costs $3, while larger bowls and burritos are $7. The pop-up officially opened on Tuesday, Sept. 6, so some slight changes can be expected as the concept evolves.
Bird by Bird La Taqueria is open at Molly’s Tuesdays through Saturdays, from 4 p.m. to midnight.
For more information, visit Bird by Bird’s Facebook page here.