Man, oh man. I live out in the boonies in Hampden, almost out to the Newburgh border. So going out to eat, pandemic aside, has usually meant having to head all the way back in town. It's not a hardship really. When you move into the country, you expect to be making trips in town a lot.

And lord knows, I love to go up to the Tacorita in Orono, or Pepino's in town. So one can easily imagine how excited I was when I heard there was a taco place coming to Newburgh, of all places. So I started digging around online, and found a Facebook page for The Taco Shack.

Now, I don't know about you, but I love tacos. Like, a lot. Hahaha. My wife and I will plan our road trips to southern Maine around the hours of our favorite taco place in South Portland. So the prospect of having tacos about three miles from my house seems too good to be true.

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But sure enough, after weeks of teasing online, and experiencing all the normal setbacks of trying to get a new restaurant opened, today is the big day. The Taco Shack opens today at 2213 Western Ave, otherwise known to the locals as either Rt. 9 or Rt. 202... Just get off the highway by Dysart's in Newburgh, and head up to 202. Bang a right off of Rt. 69, and it'll be a mile or two down on the left.

The menu looks like the standard fare you'd find in any Mexican style restaurant. Tacos, burritos, chimichangas, enchiladas, nachos, etc. They have full meals, combos, and a la carte selections as well. And the prices look pretty reasonable. Definitely looks like you could get the whole family hooked up for easy money.

It's really nice to have another option for food out this way. Hampden has a couple great little restaurants, and this will definitely be another great little addition to our area. Check out the Taco Shack menu here, I know I am. And I'm getting hungry for tacos!

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