“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”
- Mahatma Ghandi
When Mr. Josan opened his first Indian restaurant on the North West corner of Bleecker and Seventh Avenue in the West Village, more than 30 years ago, he never thought it would one day be reborn and live again with a spark of inspiration of his intrepid daughter, Danikkah. So after moving across the street to open a new magazine shop in the '80s which continued on for many years. Mr. Josan realized times changing and knew it was the perfect moment to pass on the torch. It was time for a rebirth. We call it: Restaurant Reincarnation".
Danikkah Josan decided to jump on board and transform the magazine shop into a beautiful and hip corner eatery. She tapped into her New York City resources and teamed up with a visionary Creative Director that shared the same passion for food with style to give life, rebrand and redesign the space in this prime location. Together they were up for the challenge. With Danikkah's family background in Indian cuisine, you would think it would be a simply transition -- however the Latina blood coursing through her veins (¡Si! Danikkah's mom is Latina) that's anything but. There was only one thing to do. Introduce a seamless blend of both incredible cultures. Easy right? And so "Taco Mahal" was born!
As you know, the Taj Mahal was built as a representation of 'eternal love' here on Earth. We created Taco Mahal to represent everyone's love of tacos. At Taco Mahal we blend the best of both worlds: the delicious spices of East Eats with the mouth-watering ingredients of West Zest. Wrap all that up in a pillowy soft Naan bread or Roti, freshly baked with each order, and you will no doubt reach nutritious nirvana; pure enlightenment. So come-on by and Nama-STAY for our unique take on America's favorite food. A new classic. #tacos4life #onelove
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