expanding fusion

Popular Houston taco spot owners unwrap new restaurant in Greenway Plaza

Popular Houston taco spot owners unwrap new restaurant in Greenway

Fusion Eats Fusion Tacos Greenway Plaza interior
Expect an expanded Fusion taco menu at Fusion Eats.  Courtesy photo

When Julia Sharaby and David Grossman launched Fusion Taco on North Main, the spot quickly became a go-to for its bold flavors and Korean taco truck-inspired options. Now the duo is expanding the brand with the opening of Fusion Eats in 9 Greenway Plaza.

Set to open on July 10, the new place builds off Fusion Taco’s menu, and branches out the flavor profile. Look for a menu of signature and seasonal, fusion tacos alongside beer and margaritas, seasonal salads, and more — along with a new breakfast menu available during the week. All items prepared using Grossman and Sharaby’s own house-made sauces, marinades, tortillas, salsas, juices, and purees.

“I wanted to bring a gourmet food truck to Houston, but I wanted to put my own spin on it and prove that it’s not just Mexican ingredients which make a fantastic taco,” explained Sharaby in a statement.“With our brick-and-mortar concepts, we continue to expand the menu with new and unique items.”

To that end, diners can look for taco selections that include Chicken Tikka Masala, Lamb Keema, Tempura Shrimp and Smoked Brisket. Scratch-made Frozen Margaritas crafted with Gold Tequila, fresh squeezed lime juice, and orange liqueur, and hand-shaken Rocks Margaritas are the restaurant’s signature cocktails. The cocktail list will evolve seasonally, and all will be made with house-made purees and juices in flavors like blackberry, grapefruit, raspberry, mango, coconut, and watermelon.

Highlighting the dessert menu are the signature churros, lightly fried and rolled in Mexican cinnamon and sugar, atop a serving of house-made vanilla or coffee ice cream, and generously drizzled with dulce de leche.

The Greenway space features 2,400 square feet with a sprawling terrace overlook green space. Overseen by Michael Hsu’s Office of Architecture, the design elements are coastal inspired, and the LEED-certified spot incorporates white washed hardwood floors and eclectic colorful furniture in the dining room that evokes a laid-back, beachy vibe.  The outdoor green space features some soft seating, a perfect gathering spot for summer happy hours.

The interiors offer a relaxing palette of gray and white tiles that offer a bright and airy feel, which are a departure from the existing brand aesthetic. An eye-catching mural of an elephant on a beach by local artist David “skeez” Florez is reflective of Houston’s vibrant graffiti and street art culture, while a playlist of Ibiza-electronic-chillout music provides a lax, current vibe in which to dine or drink.

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Garage parking is available and is free with validation. The restaurant and will open Monday from 7 am-8 pm; Tuesday through Friday, from 7 am-9 pm; Brunch is available Saturday and Sunday from 11 am-4 pm. Happy hour is daily from 4 pm-7 pm, including $3 Tacos, $5 Frozen Margaritas, $5 Rocks Margaritas and $4 Draft Beer.