St-Henri burrito-and-more fixture Tejano BBQ Burrito is planning to open in Mile End in the near future.
Signage for Tejano, including a call for staff, has appeared in the windows of former bakery Farine, on St-Viateur Street near St-Urbain. (Farine closed its doors last winter.)
Tejano has been in the burrito business for nearly five years with a location on de Courcelle in St-Henri. It takes a build-it-yourself approach — customers choose between a burrito, tacos, or burrito or salad bowls, choose a meat (ancho cumin beef, pulled pork, and chicken tinga), and can then add rice, beans, salsas, and a range of toppings such as pico de gallo, cheese, lettuce, guacamole, and more.
As the name suggests, Tejano is firmly within the Tex-Mex canon (“tejano” means “Texan”) — between the fast casual approach and menu items, it’s not dissimilar to popular American chain Chipotle (which doesn’t exist in Montreal). That said, Tejano is obviously a whole lot better: owner Clara Barron was formerly associated with Verdun meat-smokers extraordinaire Blackstrap BBQ.
It’s also not a multinational corporation with thousands of locations — Tejano has expanded just once before, adding a location on William Street in Old Montreal in late 2016.
Correction: an earlier version of this article mistakenly named Dylan Kier as an owner of Tejano. He is a former owner.