That Midtown lunch date just got a little spicier.
South California-style Taco Dumbo is opening a flagship eatery on the ground floor of 114 W. 47th St.
The news comes as office lunch seekers mourn the loss of multiple, historic cheap eats spots, like Sapporo, an iconic Times Square slurp shop that opened in the 1970s and closed early this year.
The taqueria chain’s 4,000-square-foot space is slated to open this spring.
It will be the chain’s fifth New York location. Its fourth — at 1385 Broadway — is slated to open in December.
The new W. 47th St. flagship will have 75 seats, two private dining rooms, one semi private area, a bar and a lounge.
There will also be hammocks and a projector screen playing vintage surf videos.
The restaurant will “enhance the culinary offerings available to our commercial office tenants within the building and along Corporate Row and the surrounding neighborhood,” said Jonathan (Jody) Durst, president of the Durst Oganization.
Taco Dumbo was repped by Retail Worx’s Jonathan Krieger and Dan Bodner. The landlord was repped by the Durst Organization’s David Neil, and Ashley Mays and Colliers International’s David Tricarico and Jedd Horn.
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