As first reported by the all-knowing Faiyaz Kara for Orlando Weekly, the former Cleo’s Lounge at 11 S. Court Avenue [GMap] will soon be transformed into a taco and tequila lounge.

The longtime downtown watering hole was added to the ever-expanding portfolio of Team Market Group in November 2021, when TMG co-owner Romi Mawardi told Bungalower that he planned to keep the bar operating as-is for a number of months before closing it in early 2022 and transforming it into a new concept.

That new concept has since been revealed as “Taco Kat,” a Sonoran-style taco restaurant that will make its own tortillas in the style of L.A. hot spots like Tacos 1986 (Website), with al pastor, barbacoa, carne asada, and more, all overseen by former Cask and Larder talent, Chef Nick Grecco.

Team Market Group expects the new concept to be open this summer.

Brendan O'Connor

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  1. Locals will never patronize this or any other place owned by Team Market Group. We remember how they would not renew Cleo’s lease and threw out a locally owned business that’s been around for years out of pure greed.

  2. I guess this is what they decided after attempting to operate it as Cleo’s without a liquor license.