New Mexican restaurant opened in Bismarck

2012-04-22T07:00:00Z New Mexican restaurant opened in BismarckBy JESSICA HOLDMAN | Bismarck Tribune Bismarck Tribune

Taco Palenque Mexican restaurant has opened in Bismarck.

The restaurant opened April 16, at 1032 Airport Road next to Dvorak Motors.

The restaurant serves traditional Mexican food like tacos and burritos. Food is being served only for takeout until construction of a seating area in the back of the store can be completed. That should be in about a month but could take longer.

Commercial complex

A 24,000-square-foot commercial complex is being built in Mandan.

Pat Wachter of Windriver Properties said the complex could have room for up to 16 businesses.

Wachter said construction will begin in two or three weeks and should be complete at the beginning of September.

The complex will be on 40th Avenue S.E., near the south fire station.

“We’ve got a similar project about a block away,” Wachter said. “We’re going a little bit bigger on this one. We had success with it before so we’re going to do another one.”

Wachter said the complex will house service-type businesses like electrical, construction and heating, and will offer heated shop or warehouse space. The business also had interest from a real estate property management company, he said.

Taco Del Mar moving

Taco Del Mar will be moving to a new location.

Supervisor Matt Reibold said the restaurant is remodeling the old Dollar Store next to Chip’s Casino at 1024 S. 12th St. He said the remodel should be done in about two weeks. Taco Del Mar is at 913 Burlington Drive, across from Sam’s Club and next to Dairy Queen.

“We get so busy during lunch and it’ll be a lot closer to most people in town,” Reibold said.

The new location will be much larger, seating more than 90 people compared with the 30-person capacity at the old location.

The new building also will have more TVs, and the restaurant will be able to offer an increased beer selection.

New staffing agency

Labor Finders of North Dakota is opening in Bismarck. The staffing agency will be opening May 1 at 710 E. Bowen Ave.

Seana Wiltse of Labor Finders said the company will do job placement for everything from general labor, light construction, landscaping or warehousing, to professional staffing.

Labor Finders decided to locate in Bismarck because of high demand from companies looking for workers, Wiltse said.

“There’s a huge employment need in Bismarck,” she said.

The agency will place people in temporary to permanent positions. Labor Finders will work only with Bismarck companies initially but plans to eventually expand statewide, Wiltse said.

More information is available at

Reach reporter Jessica Holdman at 250-8261or

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(2) Comments

  1. Laknights
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    Laknights - April 22, 2012 6:12 pm
    After perusing the menu, it seems more Tex Mex than authentic Mexican.
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    - April 22, 2012 12:41 pm
    I got a take-out dinner at Taco Palenque and I highly recommend it. It is genuine Mexican food and is some of the best we have found. It is a new business started by a really hard working couple, and I hope they are successful.
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