NEW ORLEANS (press release) – New Orleans taco stand and margarita garden Barracuda is pleased to announce new menu offerings and the continuation of their takeout additions, including Taco Family Meals, Party Packs, the return of their Deluxe Nacho Hour, and much more.

Currently open for outdoor dining, takeout, and delivery, Barracuda decided to add to their existing socially distanced measures by upgrading its outdoor patio dining experience for guests by installing roll-down, transparent curtain barriers and additional covered space giving the feel of a cozy, open-air greenhouse space. As temperatures drop in the coming months, infrared heaters have been distributed throughout the margarita garden to keep guests warm, as well.

“As we enter the brief period of cold and damp weather in New Orleans, it’s important to us that you can still eat tacos outside, so we decided to make some cool improvements for winter in the margarita garden,” says Barracuda Founder Brett Jones.

Taco Family Meals that feed 2-4 or 6-8 people have joined the lineup of menu items available to order online and include the choice of protein or vegetables, one dozen flour tortillas, and sides, including beans, onion, cilantro, cheese, salsa verde and rojo, and a bag of chips.

“At the taco stand, our foremost focus has shifted to operating safely for our staff and guests so we can create a comfortable neighborhood space to get some familiarity through tacos and margaritas for dine-in or at home,” says Jones. “In this same spirit, we’ve permanently added Family Meals and Party Packs to our online menus as well as made our fresh tortillas, salsas, and other homemade staples available for purchase as a larger format option.”

In addition, the taco stand has launched Party Packs as a takeout option available for purchase via Barracuda’s website. The Party Packs include a Breakfast Taco Kit, the return of their popular breakfast taco, a Deluxe Nacho Party Pack, and the DIY Taco Party Pack, perfect to feed socially distanced gatherings of ten or more at a tailgate or in the workplace.

  • The Breakfast Taco Kit (valued at $75, one order feeds 10-12) includes a 12-pack or 24-pack of individually rolled flour tacos filled with your choice of two fillings from the options of Migas, Chorizo and Egg, or Egg and Cheese. Every order comes with creamy salsa verde cups. Additional breakfast taco packs and individual queso dippers can be purchased for each order.

  • The Nacho Party Pack (valued at $68, one order feeds 10-15) includes their popular Deluxe Nachos, featuring chips with build-your-own sides of queso, guacamole, beans, creamy salsa verde, homemade crema, cotija, pickled vegetables, and cilantro. Guests can purchase a protein to be added to each order from the following options: chicken, pork, steak, mushrooms, or beef picadillo.

  • The Taco Party Pack (valued at $125; one order feeds 12-15) can be custom ordered online based on dietary needs. The pack includes 36 flour tortillas, the choice of two fillings from the options of chicken, pork, beef, or in-season vegetables; toppings, including onion, cilantro, shredded chihuahua cheese, and lime; and dips, including guacamole, queso, creamy salsa verde, and roasted red salsa. Additional taco party packs and sides of rice and beans can be purchased for each order.

Barracuda now offers a DIY – Build Your Own Meal option for larger groups featuring DIY Taco Parties & Deluxe Nachos for tailgate-in-place needs. The DIY Meals can be purchased via online ordering, where guests can choose larger format menu items featuring dozen tortilla packs and 12 ounces to 24 ounces of protein, toppings, chips, and sides.

Happy hour standout Deluxe Nacho Hour is returning from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday through Friday and will feature $3 for six Crunchies, homestyle tacos filled with ground beef picadillo, as well as their Ballpark Style Nachos, which include their chips made in-house and topped with queso, creamy salsa verde, crema, pickles, pepitas, and cilantro. Additionally, happy hour features queso & chips and rotating special tacos and pitcher deals. The happy hour drink menu includes a $5 classic margarita, $4 make-your-own michelada kits, and $3 Modelo & Paradise Park.

Located at 3984 Tchoupitoulas Street, Barracuda is currently open for outdoor dining, takeout, and delivery on Tuesday-Sunday 12pm-8pm. For more information, please visit www.eatbarracuda.com or follow on social media @EatBarracuda.