New Mexican concept Muchachas opening soon at Tampa Heights' Armature Works

The concept from Empamamas' Stephanie Swanz is taking over the Pane Rustica stall.

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Armature Works has seen new residents popping up throughout the food hall left and right. The latest newbies include: Kippos Mediterannean CuisineKuba Cocina, and Mumu Kitchen. Within the next few weeks, Armature will welcome its latest stall, Muchachas.

Stephanie Swanz, owner of Empamamas (which also has a stall at Armature) is behind the forthcoming Mexican-inspired joint. Muchachas is taking over the former Pane Rustica space, just two stalls down from Empamamas. 

"When Stephanie Swanz was given the opportunity to open a second concept at Armature Works it was a no brainer for the former food trucker," reads a release . 

The menu will feature birria quesatacos (otherwise known as quesabirria tacos), street-style tacos, loaded burritos, street corn, alongside other yet to be announced mexican-inspired dishes. While Empamamas hosts four tacos on its menu (as well as signature empanadas and bang bang chicken), Swanz shares that the style of tacos at Muchachas will appeal to a different customer than the ones at Empamamas. She's looking forward to bringing a new type of cuisine to the food hall. 

The stall is in its final stages of hiring, buildout and staff training. More details to come when an official opening date is announced, until then, you can follow the concept's Instagram (@hola.muchachas) for more immediate updates.

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