The Team Behind Stack’d Burgers and CHiKN Have an Exciting New Street Tacos Restaurant in the Works for “The O” Location in Oakland

Viva Los Tacos, arriving in Spring 2021, will serve MexiCali Street Tacos and a wide selection of Margaritas


Set to open in spring 2021 at “The O’s” old location at 3901 Forbes Ave, Viva Los Tacos will serve MexiCali Street Tacos including the restaurant’s signature Birria Taco. Viva Los Tacos will offer customers hand made Tortillas, filled with all natural cooked-to-order beef, chicken and fish, with fresh ingredients and spices and topped with a selection of several house made salsas and chile sauces.


Viva Los Tacos is the latest new restaurant from the Mero Restaurant Group. Owners Maurry Mendelovich and Jamie Rodgers were inspired by a lifelong love of tacos and several tasting trips to Southern California. During these visits they learned about traditional Mexican street tacos with a Southern California flavor, and discovered the hugely popular Birria taco. 


“As a local restaurant group our focus is to bring new and exciting food concepts to the Pittsburgh community.  We spend a lot of time researching and travelling around the country to find the latest up and coming food trends.  With CHiKN, we developed our own unique version of the hugely popular Nashville Hot Chicken to bring to Pittsburgh. Now our mission is to bring our delicious version of MexiCali Street Tacos, in particular the savory Birria Taco, to Oakland out of the iconic “The O” building.”, said Maurry Mendelovich.


“We have been working for months in our test kitchen to perfect our Birria Taco recipe, using fresh ingredients to make the most delicious Birria Taco. Our Birria Tacos are made of Mexican spiced beef that is slow cooked until the beef is tender and juicy. It is then served on a crispy, cheesy tortilla with a consommé broth perfect for dipping. ” said co-owner Jamie Rodgers.


In addition to street tacos, Viva Los Tacos will also have a wide selection of margaritas including Craft and Frozen Margaritas with a variety of Tequilas to choose from. The restaurant will have dine-in, to-go and delivery, and will be open at 11 a.m. daily.  Construction on Viva Los Tacos is already underway and is scheduled to be completed by Spring 2021. Find out more at our website

The Mero Restaurant Group is a locally owned and operated Restaurant Company. It’s brands include Stack’d Burgers (4 locations), CHiKN (1 location with a 2nd location opening in Cranberry Twp in Winter 2020), and Viva Los Tacos ( Opening Spring 2021). Visit our website to learn more: