First Look

DIGG's Taco Shop Opens Near UTA

DIGG's Taco Shop has opened its second location in Arlington (445 S. Pecan St.) near UTA as part of the College Park Development, which includes a 7,000-seat stadium/center and 27,000 square feet of retail space. In addition to the Baja-style taco spot, there's also a Pho Xpress, Smiling Moose Deli, Pie Five Pizza and a requisite frozen yogurt shop.

See also: - Cheap Eats in Arlington

A GRIP Mediterranean Grill (which is the same idea of Chipotle just a different region of cuisine) is under construction, as is a Maverick's sports bar and grill.

All of these restaurants sit below lofts and Vandergriff Hall, home to UTA students. Literally, while sitting in the corner patio of DIGG's sipping on a flaming Hurricane, you can see inside windows of college students. I'm not sure what to think about that, but I suppose it's fine. (Is it?)

Saturday night, there weren't many students out; that's because they were all at home studying for finals this week, like good, smart, responsible future-of-America kids.

DIGG's and the other spots are a nice addition for what used to be a rather bleak central Arlington campus. More than 33,000 students are enrolled at UTA, and the area around campus has completely transformed over the past few years.

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Lauren Drewes Daniels is the Dallas Observer's food editor. She started writing about local restaurants, chefs, beer and kouign-amanns in 2011. She's driven through two dirt devils and is certain they were both some type of cosmic force.