PRESS & NEWS

May 9, 2022
BRET’S MOTHER’S DAY TACO TOUR
Find out how Bret’s TACO TOUR went for Mother’s Day.

May 5, 2022
ST. LOUIS CELEBRATES CINCO DE MAYO
Miles McMillin, a manager at Taco Buddha in University City, said this was one of the eatery’s busiest Cinco de Mayo’s in years.

April 18, 2022
TACO BUDDHA PLANS SECOND LOCATION FOR KIRKWOOD

The second Taco Buddha will occupy a former Hardee’s at 11111 Manchester Road, as St. Louis Magazine first reported.

April 12, 2022
TACO BUDDHA OPENING SECOND LOCATION IN KIRKWOOD

The spot needs a great deal of work, but eventually, it will be able to set up to hold 120 customers between inside and outside.

April 8, 2022
TACO BUDDHA TO OPEN SECOND LOCATION IN KIRKWOOD

After several years of seeking out–and sometimes missing out on–possible new restaurant sites, Kurt Eller is ready to announce Taco Buddha’s expansion into Kirkwood…

March 21, 2022
IN THE KITCHEN: TACO BUDDHA
On this episode of “In The Kitchen,” Executive Chef & General Manager of Taco Buddha, Jeff Friesen, is making Blackened Catfish Tacos.

February 6, 2022
TOP FAMILY-FRIENDLY RESTAURANTS IN ST. LOUIS

The chef-driven menu is small but focused, with tacos, apps, quesadillas, sides, and muchas bebidas.

January 18, 2022
CONVERSATIONS WITH JEFF FRIESEN
I look for ways to take familiar flavors and dishes from across the country and the world and put them into a taco. Even the traditional tacos get a fresh look…

December 15, 2021
ST. LOUIS RESTAURANTS DONATE NUTRITIOUS MEALS TO UNHOUSED PEOPLE AND OTHERS IN NEED
Some highlights include fried rice from Mai Lee, curry tacos from Taco Buddha…

November 11, 2021
DINING GUIDE: UNIVERSITY CITY & THE DELMAR LOOP
The immensely appealing neighborhood boîte features oversized tacos, chunky guacamole, and frozen margaritas…

October 13, 2021
10 COMFORT FOOD DISHES TO TRY IN ST. LOUIS THIS FALL
When the temperatures begin to drop and the holidays start to loom, our cravings for rich, delicious comforts go through the roof…

October 4, 2021
THIS ST. LOUIS RESTAURANT HAS THE BEST TACOS IN THE AREA
Well, according to Yelp reviewers, the best restaurant to get tacos in the St. Louis area is: Taco Buddha…


October 1, 2021
ST. LOUIS TACO WEEK COMING BACK FOR SECOND YEAR, 30+ PARTICIPATING LOCATIONS
Taco Tuesday is every day when you’re celebrating an entire week of the foodie favorite…

May 5, 2021
TACO QUEST: A JOURNEY THROUGH SOME OF ST. LOUIS’ BEST TAQUERIAS AND TEX-MEX RESTAURANTS
This play on queso is a Southwest-inspired gem…

March 22, 2021
THE BEST PATIOS IN ST. LOUIS

An unalluring street corner in U. City is home to one of the most alluring sidewalk patios…

October 14, 2020
BEST OF ST. LOUIS 2020 READERS’ CHOICE
Voted best Mexican in the RFT’s 2020 Readers’ Choice…

October 14, 2020
BEST MARGARITA, STAFF PICK: FROZEN TO-GO MARGARITAS AT TACO BUDDHA
Well balanced, refreshing and the perfect smooth texture, these frozen margs have a top-shelf feel to them, when bottom of the rail would do…

October 2, 2020
ST. LOUIS’ FIRST EVER TACO WEEK HITS TOWN THIS MONTH
The first-ever taco-themed restaurant week is coming to St. Louis in just a couple of weeks…

August 15, 2020
TACO BUDDHA REOPENS
Taco Buddha is reopening Saturday (Aug. 15), the restaurant announced on social media…

July 1, 2020
WHY TACO BUDDHA DECIDED TO VOLUNTARILY CLOSE ITS OUTDOOR PATIO UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
When owner Kurt Eller decided to voluntarily close Taco Buddha’s outdoor patio out of caution, he hoped coronavirus trends would prove him wrong…

June 20, 2020
JEFF FRIESEN OF TACO BUDDHA IS READY TO SERVE AGAIN 
Jeff Friesen is doing his part to help Taco Buddha navigate the dramatic changes in the restaurant industries…

May 14, 2019
AT TACO BUDDHA, JEFF FRIESEN IS FEELING ZEN
Jeff Friesen found inspiration for his career path from his physician father. However, it had nothing to do with medicine…

January 4, 2019
TACO BUDDHA RESTAURANT IN UNIVERSITY CITY SHUTS DOWN AFTER IN-HOUSE FIRE
An electrical fire in a popular restaurant causes temporary shutdown. The office at Taco Buddha was destroyed after an electrical fire caused significant damage Friday morning…

September 24, 2019
THE BEST NEW RESTAURANTS IN ST. LOUIS IN 2019
Inspired by co-owner Kurt Eller’s upbringing in Texas and abroad, Taco Buddha serves tacos with an international flair…

May 16, 2018
SMALL BITES: HATCH CHILES ENLIVEN TACO BUDDHA’S ‘INTERNATIONAL’ TACOS
It’s unusual, I admit, to recommend a restaurant for an ingredient rather than a dish or the overall experience. In the case of Taco Buddha it’s necessary…