Jacky’s starting fourth restaurant, adding buffets in others

East 10th location adds taco bar

By Rosemary McCoy

Jacky’s Restaurant is getting closer to starting work on its West 12th Street location.

The Guatemalan eatery has applied for a building permit. Owner Jacky Vanloh’s husband, Jerry, said once the city of Sioux Falls issues the permit, remodeling work will begin immediately on the site in a retail center at 2315 W. 12th St., between Western and Kiwanis avenues.

He expects the work will take four to six weeks.

Jacky’s plans to open its fourth restaurant in Sioux Falls in this retail center on West 12th Street.

It will be Jacky’s fourth site in Sioux Falls. The other three offer table service, but customers will order at a counter for this one, Vanloh said. The food will be prepared in the kitchen.

The taco bar at Jacky’s on East 10th Street is available from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

“We’ll have six tables to sit at,” he said, so it will be more of a takeout restaurant. “Compared to what we have at the others, this will be a limited menu.”

The offerings will include items such as burritos, enchiladas, street tacos, tacquitos and quesadillas. Diners can choose from grilled or shredded chicken, ground or shredded beef, carne asada, shrimp, fish, pork and chorizo.

Last week, the site on East 10th Street started serving a taco bar at lunch on weekdays. The restaurant at Benson Road and Cliff Avenue has offered a buffet for several months, and “that’s been going really well,” Vanloh said. “We tried it downtown for a week, but that didn’t work.”

The hours for the taco bar are 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at both restaurants. The price is $9. The buffet is loaded with ground beef, shredded chicken, refried beans, rice, special offerings such as chimichangas and pollo en crema, and all the toppings.

While Jacky’s has been expanding frequently, Vanloh said there are no plans beyond the fourth restaurant at this point.

Jacky’s starting fourth restaurant, adding buffets in others

Jacky’s Restaurant has applied for a building permit for its fourth location and added a taco bar at the east-side restaurant.

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