White Duck (La Pata Blanca) Taco Shop

What’s in a (nick)name? For husband and wife team, Laura Reuss and Ben Mixson, Laura’s translated to the name of their first restaurant: White Duck Taco Shop. She was tagged at a previous Chef gig with “La Pata Blanca”  by coworkers when she “frequently got excited and talked too much to the kitchen staff”

White Duck opened this past May in the north end of Asheville’s River Arts District (RAD). They share a building with Hatchery Studios, a collection of artist galleries and studios. Double red doors in the photo below are the taco portal. It’s a great location with plenty of free parking in an adjacent lot.

White Duck Taco

Seating capacity is 45 inside, which doubles in good weather with an additional 45 seats outside on the cute patio. Both inside and out are family-friendly.

White Duck Taco

I stopped in for a quick Fish Taco ($3.25) snack. Orders are placed at the counter . Drinks are self-serve.

White Duck Taco Shop

Made with traditional shredded cabbage and pico de gallo topping white fish, this taco was gone in about five bites.

White Duck Taco - Carolina Epicurean

White Duck Taco - Carolina Epicurean

Fresh, flaky fish is the key to a great fish taco, so in the interest of  quality control, I’ll be going back for more.

If you want to see awesome photos of the Taco Shop’s genesis from start to open-for-business, take a look at this fabulous article, “Made from scratch“.

White Duck Taco Shop
1 Roberts St
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 258-1660

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