Domo Taco expands into Downtown Brooklyn
They’ve been one of our most beloved food trucks as part of MetroTech’s revolving Thursday line-up for over a year now, and now Domo Taco’s eclectic, “assembly line”-style eatery has landed a bricks and mortar location at 66 Willoughby Street.
It’s the second outpost brought to you by Thomas Yang and Nelson Miu, following in the footsteps of their original Crown Heights location.
We recently sat down with the owners to chat about their new spot, their latest dish offerings, and what makes Downtown Brooklyn a special home for Domo’s customizable Asian-inspired tacos, burritos, and rice bowls.
Downtown Brooklyn: There’s no doubt that Brooklyn is going through a food renaissance at the moment, and of course Domo Taco has been a part of it for a while. Tell us about the excitement surrounding your expansion further into the borough.
Yang + Miu: It was a very natural progression for us. We’ve been looking at different neighborhoods in New York, but have gotten a lot of love from people in the Downtown Brooklyn area. We’re super excited to be a part of the neighborhood!
DB: How have you seen Downtown Brooklyn change and did that change play a role in why you opted to stay in the neighborhood?
Y + M: It is definitely a changing neighborhood. We see a lot of apartments going up and we feel that there will be a demand for food deliveries in the evenings. Our phone lines are open and we take online orders.
DB: Domo already has a loyal following in Brooklyn (and beyond, of course!). Any plans to give the Downtown Brooklyn location its own twist – given the diversity and unique character of the neighborhood?
Y + M: We are a small mom-and-pop operation, so every aspect is very grassroots driven. We’ve expanded our cold toppings station to include a few more options. Check out our menu for the latest combos!
DB: Can you give our neighborhood’s readers a taste of what they can expect of the eclectic Asian flavors at Domo Taco — for those who are looking forward to trying it out.
Y + M: Our food is put together in an assembly line, very similar to what you see at Chipotle — so guests are able to pick and choose the components of their own meal. We break it down by entree type (rice bowl, salad bowl, burrito, tacos, or quesadilla), and then they have 7 protein options ranging from Lemongrass Chicken to Kimchi Falafel.
DB: And finally…a fun question: If you can sum up your hopes for 66 Willoughby’s delicious fares in three words: what would they be?
Y + M: Sustainable, delicious, and fun!
Check out Domo Taco’s new Downtown Brooklyn location, now open at 66 Willoughby Street.