Our History

The Original Dr. Taco ~ From Playa del Carmen, Mexico, and Home of the World Famous Shrimp Burgers.

We are excited to bring the authenticity of the Yucatán Peninsula to Colorado!

Dr. Taco was started in 2003 in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, by Dr. Carlo Nicastro and his wife, Cecilia “Cecy”. They both believed there was a need to provide authentic Mexican food, while at the same time offering theircustomers an unforgettable culinary experience. They accomplished this by providing a unique combination of Mexican fusion recipes and a fun atmosphere with excellent service. This laid the ground work for worldwide recognition and raving fans.  

With a unique menu, crafted to perfection, Dr. Taco attracted and was featured in the Rachael Ray CookingShow, Food & Wine Magazine, and Marsans; as well as multiple traveling books, including Lonely Planet. Also, Dr. Taco was chosen by famed food critic and chef, Jacques Pepin, to be featured in his cook-book, FastFood My Way. In this book, Chef Pepin published the Dr.’s world famous shrimp burger recipe.

After selling well over 1 million tacos to people from all around the globe, it’s fair to say our restaurant has created a reputation emphasized by amazing food and an unforgettable experience.

Along with the many successes of the past, our team is excited to spread its wings and venture out into Colorado Springs. We are now mobile and will be visiting a local town near you. Please click on our calendar to see where we’ll be. 

The team at Dr. Taco looks forward to serving and meeting you soon!

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