Deep South Taco gets final green light for Hertel Ave location

(Plan for Deep South Taco's Hertel Ave. location.)

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A highly anticipated restaurant on Hertel Avenue has the green light to begin construction.

Developers of the Deep South Taco that could spring up in the place of an abandoned gas station say they’re excited at the prospect of breaking ground after getting final approval from Buffalo’s Common Council.

The idea of the restaurant, which has both indoor and outdoor seating, has morphed during the quest to get it approved by the Zoning Board, Planning Board and Common Council.

Originally slated to be a trendy southwest-style restaurant with a grill indoors and outdoors and music on the patio, residential concerns have pared down some of the glam. A kitchen will no longer be allowed outside — the restaurant must have a central kitchen indoors. Speakers will also no longer be allowed on the patio.

Developers say they hope to get construction started soon and finish the restaurant by May. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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