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Taco Bells Close and Open Across America Including Cantinas Serving Tequilla

Herbie J Pilato


According to, the Taco Bell Cantina in Cleveland, which has served alcohol, has permanently shuttered its doors after six years of operation. However, other Taco Bell locations around the country are on track.

A Closer Look

The Taco Bell Cantino in Cleveland stood out from the thousands of Taco Bell locations around America. The Cleveland location offered Tequila and other alcoholic drinks on its menu in addition to traditional Mexican food choices.

Now, however, the Cleveland spot, which opened in 2017, is now closed, while another location opened in San Jose, California.

The San Jose spot is close to a movie theater, which is pleasing to film-goers, including Rehan Calhoun. He was more than delighted to purchase a taco for $2 rather than fork out up to $7 on what she called a stale hot dog, per KTVU.

In March, chiefs opened a Taco Bell Cantina in Arlington, Virginia, while another has been opened on Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.

As Brian Cox, proprietor of C&R Restaurant Group – a Taco Bell franchisee – noted in a press release:

“Taco Bell Cantinas continue to embody the spirit of the community, with our latest Hollywood location delivering an immersive, craveable brand experience to our Los Angeles guests. We’re continuing to push the boundaries and innovate for communities hungry for elevated dining experiences from quick-service restaurants they love, and our new Hollywood Cantina is poised to be a guest favorite.”

As continued to report, Taco Bell has approximately 150 Cantinas around the U.S., in addition to over 7,000 fast-food locations, and is planning to open 10,000 more spots across America.


The upswing of the various Taco Bell facilities is a hopeful development amid the various economic challenges that are taking place around the country.

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Herbie J Pilato is the author of several books about pop culture including the newly-published CONNERY, SEAN CONNERY biography, the revised BIONIC BOOK, RETRO ACTIVE TELEVISION, THE 12 BEST SECRETS OF CHRISTMAS, MARY: THE MARY TYLER MOORE STORY, TWITCH UPON A STAR, and more. He's also a TV writer/producer, and has worked for Reelz, Bravo, E!, TLC, and hosted THEN AGAIN WITH HERBIE J PILATO, the hit classic TV talk show (which premiered on Amazon Prime in 2019).

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