A family with a long history in hospitality will start offering pick-up and delivery service at their latest outpost today with eyes on a more formal grand opening later this year.
Back in 2016, Folklore Artisanal Taco started serving their authentic Mexican cuisine out of space on Harrison Avenue in West Orange. Owner Sergio Capdevielle has deep culinary roots; his family operated several small restaurants in the Mexican city of Teziutlán back in the 1970s before taking their passion for food to the East Coast of the United States.
A second restaurant in Chatham opened last year and Folklore will now be setting up shop in Cranford, one of the most prominent Union county towns. They’ll be taking over space at 101 North Avenue West that was previously home to Little Buffalo.
The menu at Folklore features a whopping 23 different proteins that you can fill your tacos with that span everything from carnitas and carne asada to chorizo or beer battered fried shrimp. The restaurant has a few vegetarian options including mushroom and spinach, hibiscus flower, and grilled cactus, and their mar y tierra protein includes mezcal marinated skirt steak and grilled shrimp.
Patrons can get their food served to them in taco, quesadilla, burrito, bowl, or nacho form and the restaurant offers gluten-free tortillas. Customers can call the restaurant at (973) 939-5703 or order delivery online through Doordash and Grubhub, with takeout, curbside pick-up, and delivery service all available.
Capdevielle says that because of the current situation with COVID-19, the restaurant is going to put off the grand opening until later in the year. They hope to have a good fiesta with a lot of people but for now, Folklore will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week.