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A Taco Bell Cantina is opening on Tempe's Mill Avenue

Posted at 11:23 AM, Sep 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-20 14:23:23-04

TEMPE, AZ — Attention ASU college students, patery-goers, and sports fans: one of Taco Bell's boozy cantinas is headed to Tempe's Mill Avenue.

Known for serving beer and alcohol-infused slushies, called "Twisted Freezes," the Mexican fast-food restaurant is expected to open before the end of the year, a spokesperson for Taco Bell confirmed to ABC15 in an email on Thursday afternoon.

It will take over the former "Restaurant Mexico" space, which recently closed its doors after a reported 42 years in business. The Arizona Republic was first to report Taco Bell's plans.

No other information, such as the restaurant's hours, were immediately available.

It will be the second Taco Bell Cantina to open in the Valley. The first opened last December within the Collier Center in downtown Phoenix, which, if you haven't been, is within walking distance of Talking Stick Resort Arena, CityScape Phoenix, and Chase Field.

The cantina menu offers a lot of Taco Bell's classic items, but also a number of shareable items, including cheesy bacon jalapeño dippers, chicken tenders and chili-cheese-smothered potatoes.

Taco Bell launched the cantina concept in 2015 in the Wicker Park neighborhood in Chicago. Other locations have since opened in Las Vegas, Nevada; Austin, Texas; Cleveland, Ohio; and Newport Beach, California.