A Mexican restaurant in Dubuque, which closed suddenly over a year ago, now has a reopening date just in time for the Cinco de Mayo holiday.

Rusty Taco in Dubuque, located on Asbury Road, adjacent to Natural Grocersclosed in January 2023The building was listed for sale shortly after the closing was announced. However, Rusty Taco's parting message (see below) ended with the sentence, "Please check our page for an update." Let the speculation begin...

First Came the Valentine's Day Tease:

On Valentine's Day 2024, the Rusty Taco (Dubuque) Facebook page posted this message:

Hey Dubuque – just checking in, still big fans of taco, queso and margs right?

Keep an eye on this page... - per the Rusty Taco (Dubuque) Facebook page

The operators of the Rusty Taco (Dubuque) Facebook page responded to numerous comments and questions on that respective post while simultaneously careful not to give any specific info away.

Now, An Official (Re)Opening Date Has Been Set:

Per an email from Rusty Taco, the establishment is set to reopen under new owners and new management on Monday, April 29th, 2024:

We're excited to reopen on Monday, 4/29 with new ownership, new management and win you over on our quality. - per an email from Rusty Taco on Sunday, April 28th, 2024

The new owners are already making an impact beyond social media. Anyone who filled out a quality survey about the previous Rusty Taco will receive a coupon for free chips and queso. Furthermore, anyone who is still in possession of active Rusty Taco gift cards will receive an additional $5 off their purchase for the first two weeks of their reopening, per the restaurant's Facebook page

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The New Owners are Putting Rusty Taco Customers First:

Earlier this month, the new owners spent time responding to people's inquiries about the thought of Rusty Taco returning to Dubuque.

In a reply to one comment, the Rusty Taco (Dubuque) Facebook page revealed that the new venture will feature "a new team top to bottom, from owners to managers to everyone in the kitchen, bar or at the cash register." 

Another one of their responses was directed to a user who suggested the tacos the new restaurant would ostensibly serve should be bigger. Rusty Taco (Dubuque)'s response was, "Our goal is to win on freshness and quality. And we have some news to share on some new promotions as well."

Stay posted on all updates on Rusty Taco in Dubuque on their Facebook page.

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