Mad for MF Chicken: Tacolicious expands chicken delivery service to the Peninsula

The popular Bay Area Mexican eatery brings their latest culinary concept to Palo Alto

By Elena Kadvany

(Photo via Tacolicious)

Last summer, Bay Area Mexican restaurant Tacolicious launched a delivery-only rotisserie chicken concept out of one of its San Francisco locations. Dubbed MF Chicken, it expanded to their Palo Alto location on August 6th.

“Think of it as a concept within a concept,” a press release suggests.

The chickens will be made at Tacolicious at 632 Emerson St. and be available for pick-up or via delivery through Caviar and DoorDash.

(Photo via MF Chicken Instagram)

MF Chicken was inspired in part by the Tacolicious owners’ childhood memories at chicken chain El Pollo Loco, as well as visits to pollo asado stands in Mexico and co-owner Joe Hargrave’s time learning “the art of the rotisserie” at Restaurant LuLu in San Francisco in the 1990s.

However, “trying to feed my family had me scheming about MF Chicken since 2012 when we got very close to opening a place in Noe Valley,” Hargrave said in the press release.

(Photo via Tacolicious)

The Rocky free-range chickens are rubbed with an ancho chile-based marinade and then roasted. They come with organic corn tortillas, rice, Rancho Gordo black midnight beans and necessary taco toppings like chopped onions, cilantro, pickled cabbage and two salsas.

The MF Chicken menu also includes a chicken soup, salad and cauliflower al pastor made with achiote and lime.A whole chicken with sides will cost $32 and a half, $17. The restaurant’s website says a whole chicken and sides feed about three people — “four if you’re light eaters or have kids.”

MF “stands for whatever you want it to,” said Kory Cogdill, PR and community manager for Tacolicious. The takeout bags are covered with examples in both Spanish and English: muy fuerte, muy fantástico, mi familia, mad flavor, messy fingers and, yes, “O[MFG.”

In addition to the Palo Alto outpost, Tacolicious operates three locations in San Francisco and one at Santana Row in San Jose.

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