Three gringos and an 8-legged culinary muse, who goes by the street name täkō, have brought the so-cal surf vibe to the Steel City with south of the border force and fierce margaritas.
Pittsburghers are reporting getting knocked on their asses on the not-so-sandy shores of the Cultural District, consistently citing killer handmade tacos of an Asian persuasion and deliciously dizzying Yellow Jackets as the cause. An onlooker waiting for his turn to ride the wave was recently quoted as saying, “The raw fish, the raw sounds (by house DJs) and the raw bohemian vibe are worth any wait.” The arrival of täkō in Pittsburgh signals a new high point in the changing tides of the local restaurant scene.
Chorizo Fundido $12
Shishito, Scallions, Cilantro, Flour Tortillas
Chips & Salsa $7
Arbol Chili, Poblano, Verde Salsas
House Guacamole $14
White Onion, Serrano, Lime, Cilantro
Tuna Taquitos* $14
Tuna Tartare, Sriracha Mayo, Serrano, Scallion, Cilantro, Lime
Pork Nachos $14
Pulled pork, Queso Chorizo, Pickled Peppers, Crema, Avocado
Flat Iron, Cucumber, Cabbage, Peanuts, Red Dragon Sauce
Harissa Aioli, Baby Lettuce, Pico De Gallo, Fennel, Grapefruit, Crispy Chickpeas
Guacamole, Pickled Red Onion, Chicharrones, Salsa Verde
Salsa Verde, Crema, Avocado, Queso Fresco, Cilantro
Sunflower Seed Salsa, Scallion Crema, Tomatillo Morita Salsa, Red Onion Salad
Pork Shoulder, Avocado Salsa, White Onions, Pineapple, Cilantro
Baja Fish MP
Seasonal Fish, Cabbage Slaw, Lime Aioli, Tomatillo Marmalade, Radish, Cilantro
Kale, Red Onion, Queso Fresco, Cilantro, Roja, Roasted Mushroom
Roasted Poblano, Caramelized Onions, Cotija Cheese, Fried Egg, Cilantro
Big Board $95
Choice of 6 pairs of tacos - Max of 3 same choice
Street Corn $6
Sriracha Mayo, Cotija Cheese, Chili Powder, Lime
Papas Bravas $9
Fried Potatoes, Oregano Butter, Spicy Tomato Sauce, Garlic Mayo
Chop Salad $9
Avocado Green Goddess, Bacon, Cotija Cheese, Cherry Tomato, Seeds, Herbs
Tuna, Avocado, Spicy Soy Dressing, Sesame Mayo, Tortilla chips, Serrano, Lime
Fish Sauce Caramel, Pickled Carrots, Cucumber, Mint
Cabbage Pancake, Red Dragon Sauce, Sesame Mayo, Bonito, Nori, Jalapeno
Barramundi, Grapefruit Aguachile, Avocado, Compressed Cucumber, Orange Oil
Miso Caramel, Smoked Chili Chocolate Sauce, Raspberry Hibiscus Jam
Vanilla Custard, Caramel, Cherry Compote, Chocolate Earth
Sticky Toffee Pudding $7
Chocolate Date Cake, Lemon Ice Cream, Toasted Streusel, Toffee Sauce, Cinnamon Crisps
Avion Espresso $5/$10
Small Batch Highland Agave, Silver Tequilla
Patron XO Cafe $6/$12
Patron Silver Tequila, Natural Essence of Fine Coffee
Tanteo Cocoa $9/$18
Light, Medium and Dark Roasted Cocoa Beans, Essence of Fresh Jalapeños
Maggie's Farm Coffee Liqueur $5/$10
White Rum, Locally Roasted Coffee, Louisiana Turbinado Sugar
El Diablo $10
Blanco Tequila, Ginger, Lime, Creme de Cassis
Midnight Ride $13
Wigle Oaxaca Rye, Campari, Pedro Ximenez Sherry, Mezcal
Rebel Blood $12
Mexicat Raicilla, Blood Orange, Lime, Agave, Grapefruit
Hidden Harbor Rum, Pineapple, Lychee, Lime, Ginger Beer, Angostura Bitters
It's A Vibe $13
Sour Cherry Gin, Benedictine, Allspice Dram, Orange Juice, Lemon, Agave
Cardboard Helicopter $12
Bulleit Rye, Aperol, Lemon, Gentian Amaro
Sara's Other Drink $12
Blanco Tequila, Aperol, Falernum, Serrano, Lime, Ginger
Blame it on my juice $13
Mezcal, Carrot Juice, Green Chartreuse, Lemon, Agave, Hellfire Bitters
The Last Passion $11
Blanco Tequila, Luxardo, Green Chartreuse, Passion Fruit, Lime
Blanco Tequila, Bauchant, Lime, Agave
Spicy Cucumber $10
Blanco Tequila, Bauchant, Cucumber, Serrano, Lime
Strawberry Lemonade $10
Blanco Tequila, Strawberry, Lemon, Elderflower
Spicy Pineapple $10
Reposado Tequila, Bauchant, Serrano, Lime
Blanco Tequila, Coconut, Demerara, Lime
Blanco Tequila, Ancho Reyes Poblano Liqueur, Black Pepper, Lime, Agave
Hell Hound $13
Mezcal, Pamplemousse Liqueur, Serrano, Lime
Mother Madonna $12
Reposado Tequila, Creme de Violette, Sage, Cucumber, Agave, Lemon
El Jefe $30
Don Julio 1942, Grand Marnier, Hand Squeezed Lime, Agave
Choose Classic, Passion Fruit, Blood Orange, or Strawberry
Red Wine, Apple Brandy, Orange, Lime, Lemon
White Wine, Rum, Peach, Pineapple
Jackʼs Original Cider$8
Stone Scorpion Bowl IPA$8
Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat$6
East End Big Hop IPA$7
Xingu Black Lager$8
Punta Pays Malbec$12/$55
Bouchon Pais Viejo$12/$55
Leyda Pinot Noir$13/$60
Wapisa Sauvignon Blanc$12/$55
Catena Vista Flores Chardonnay$13/$60
Gruet Brut Rosé$12/$55
Santa Julia Blanc de Blancs$14/$68
*Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness.
**Please let your server know if you have any restrictions or allergies. Menu may be subject to change.
täkō offers a unique setting in the Cultural District of downtown Pittsburgh for various types of events, including but not limited to birthday celebrations, holiday parties, cocktail gatherings, rehearsal dinners and more!
Our dedicated events team can work with you on figuring out the best format and menu for whatever occasion you are celebrating. To learn about private dining options at täkō, please contact email@example.com
täkō offers an experience that brings our farm to street food and so-cal surf vibe right to you! from small social gatherings and office lunches to large corporate events, and parties, we have a catering & events program that can be customized to your specific requests.
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214 6th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
The restaurant industry is facing a challenging time.
As many of you know, per government mandate, to maintain the safety of our city, during the Covid-19 Virus Pandemic, the Richard DeShantz Restaurant Group has temporarily closed our doors to all 6 restaurants as of Monday, March 16.
We are proud to take action with our State and Local Government and Public Health Officials in an effort to prevent further spread of the virus. And, at the same time, incredibly sad for this business that we love and for our associates, whom we consider family.
These hardworking people are the backbone of Richard DeShantz Restaurant Group and we want to make sure during these difficult times they can keep their health insurance.
We would like to invite you to purchase a UNIVERSAL gift card that will work in ALL of our restaurants.
Part of the proceeds from gift card sales will pay our staff's health insurance!!!
We want our #RDRG family to stay healthy, safe and insured through these difficult times and when its time to reopen our doors for you.
As days go by we are continually analyzing our situation and working on ideas to serve you again by curbside pick up or deliveries. We will notify you as these changes occur!