Two Restaurant Openings: Tacos and Lebanese Street Eats Coming to Cranberry
Condado Tacos and Pita My Shawarma both also have sites in Lawrenceville.
Condado Tacos, an Ohio-based build-your-own-taco chain with restaurants in Lawrenceville, South Hills Village and Downtown, is opening another joint this month in Cranberry.
When the 4,000-square-foot eatery at 20430 Route 19 debuts on Oct. 20, it will be the company’s 36th restaurant. There will be seating for 132 in the main dining room and bar and a patio that can accommodate 34 diners. Hours of operation are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday.
Nine local artists, lead by designer Brian Gonnella, painted the walls of the restaurant with floor-to-ceiling murals centered on Condado’s World of Tomorrow. Cranberry is located next to Mars, Pa., which inspired the retro space-age concept.
Condado Tacos is planning to reach 100 restaurants by 2026, including a fifth Pittsburgh location in East Liberty.
Pita My Shawarma
Lawrenceville’s Pita My Shawarma now has a second spot for Lebanese street eats at 20018 Route 19 in Cranberry.
The location opened on Oct. 8. Owner Jason Taylor dished out hummus, falafel and shawarma, hand-stacked, hand-shaven, rotisserie-cookied meat servied on pita bread with lettuce, tomatoes and pickled turnips.
The business started in 2018 when he purchased a former U.S. Postal Service vehicle and converted it into a food truck, which quickly developed a loyal following in Pittsburgh.
Taylor, a University of Pittsburgh graduate of Lebanese descent, opened his first brick-and-mortar eatery, which includes a patio, in 2020 at 3716 Butler St.