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‘Gr8 Comeback’: Roscoe’s Tacos reopens in Greenwood

GREENWOOD, Ind. (WISH) — Family-owned Roscoe’s Tacos restaurant is back open and celebrating 25 years in business after having to close because of the coronavirus pandemic. Roscoe and Rita Townsend describe what it’s been like to see loyal customers come back to support them.

“Very happy,” Rita said. “Just almost in tears seeing everybody come in and enjoy the food and say ‘Oh my gosh I’m so happy.’ These are the people who supported us through Facebook and begged us to reopen, so it was nice seeing their faces again.”

Roscoe says when it comes to what’s kept them around for a quarter of a century, he believes it’s the quality and the personality of the food. Each burrito is named after fictional American tall tale characters like Pecos Bill and John Henry.

“All those are characters from Americana and these burritos represent a different flavor for each name,” Roscoe said. “We name them that way to make people remember what they ate. You always remember what you like.”

Roscoe recommends first-timers try out the Pecos Bill. It’s a chili burrito, with their house-ground meat, sour cream, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, black olives and onions.

“It’s absolutely incredible,” he said.

The restaurant is currently doing carryout and dine-in with capacity restrictions.

  • Roscoe’s Tacos: 642 S. Madison Ave., Greenwood
  • Contact: 317-859-0043