In Spring 2012 Dam Good Tacos started as a gourmet quick stop out of the Mobile 66 gas station in Basalt, CO. Michael Falco, a Chicago native, met Chef Chris Camp while working together at the Little Nell in Aspen, Colorado and the two decided to combine their business and culinary skills. Being located right below the Reudi Reservior in Basalt, the team created "Dam" Good Tacos - fresh and creative flavors made affordable, prepared by hand, and wrapped in a soft flour tortilla. After a busy first summer, Chris stayed in Basalt to hold down the shop, and Michael moved to Fort Collins, Colorado in search of the next Dam Good Tacos location. Michael spent the Winter and Spring of 2013 taking the Dam Good Tacos mobile cart out to local breweries like Odell Brewing Company, Pateros Creek Brewery, and Equinox Brewery. While serving tacos on the street in Fort Collins, Michael met Ali Hatcher, a California native, who was getting her Masters in Public Health at CSU.
In June 2013, Michael and Ali opened a colorful hole in the wall in Dalzell Alley, where Dam Good Tacos is today. That Fall, Chris left the business to return to being a full-time chef, and Dam Good Tacos consolidated solely to Fort Collins. Since opening with only 3 tacos on the menu - the team has expanded the menu to include a long list of signature and monthly specialty tacos, sautés, sides and original beverages made from scratch. Ali and Michael use influences from their travels around the country and world. Located across from CSU campus, and down the road from the Horsetooth Reservior, Dam Good Tacos restaurant is now a bustling staple for students, business-folk, families, locals and tourists alike. The DGT staff are all trained to be chefs, line cooks, prep cooks, servers, and dishwashers simultaneously.
Dam Good Tacos maintains an integrity to make everything (expect the Colorado-made tortilla!) from scratch, and chop everything by hand. We use sustainable practices, and in the restaurant's first year, achieved "Silver" ClimateWise partnership, and in 2015, became a "Gold" ClimateWise partner. The menu is always growing, as is the staff and list of mobile cart destinations..... we are grateful to be embraced by Fort Collins, and excited for each new opportunity for taco making adventures!
In June 2012, Michael Falco and Chef Chris Camp launch the original concept in Basalt, CO.
Ali Hatcher paints the sign before opening day in Fort Collins, CO on June 28th, 2013.
Michael Falco and Ali Hatcher begin a menu expansion in Spring, 2014
In Fall, 2013 the Grateful Board is added to the dining room
In Spring 2015, we begin monthly features of local artists in the dining room
The completion of the kitchen transformation in late Spring 2014.
In Winter 2016, the official logo is designed by Boulder based graphic artist, Hawk & Hammer
Dam Good Tacos achieves "Gold" as a ClimateWise partner in 2015 for environmental stewardship.
OPEN TUESDAY-SUNDAY 11AM - 9PM
CLOSED MONDAYS CLOSED ON SOME HOLIDAYS
120 1/2 W. Laurel St. Fort Collins, CO 80524
Located across from CSU campus in Dalzell Alley Off Laurel Street between College Avenue & Mason Street