Enjoy antique memorabilia and authentic Mexican style street vendor food at Doc’s Taco Shop

Located in Liberty City is an outdoor venue serving up street tacos, bringing you live music, and an outdoor atmosphere filled with antique memorabilia.

“It’s just the place for families to come together,” said owner Lucia Ferguson. “And just enjoy, the kids enjoy, the parents are having a good time and good food. Just the whole thing together, it’s perfect.”

Opened by Joe and Lucia Ferguson in 2020, during the Covid-19 pandemic, Doc’s Taco Shop is an outdoor venue meant to bring the community together. The idea came together for the restaurant from the memories Lucia has of Mexico and the way people were brought together by food and live music.

“I really would like to take that back home to East Texas,” said Lucia. “We found a place and said ‘Let’s do it’.”

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Posted by Doc's Taco Shop on Friday, March 11, 2022

Doc’s main feature is their authentic Mexican street tacos, in addition to their quesadillas, burritos, and sandwiches, with off-menu seasonal specials available throughout the year. On most Fridays and Saturdays, they also feature live music on their stage, to help bring people together and be able to socialize. To see what specials or live music is coming up, check out their Facebook or Instagram page.

“(Doc’s) was born during covid,” said Joe. “The social aspect of life was kind of disappearing, so it kind of spurred us on to try to hurry up and get this open. A lot of people said we were crazy opening a business during covid. It’s turned out to be great. We had so many people thank us for opening it. Just being able to come outside enjoy creation, enjoy music, enjoy food and just try to get back to normal life.”

The restaurant is primarily outside, with an array of antique signs, memorabilia, and games for customers to enjoy while dining and socialize in the space.

Doc’s Taco Shop is located at 209 N. Access Rd Kilgore, Texas.

Hours of Operation

Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Friday: 11:00am - 10:00pm

Saturday: 11:00am - 10:00pm

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Jade Allen

Jade Allen

Jade Allen explores East Texas to bring the most exciting activities and locations to The East Texas Weekend. Jade came to Texas in 2018, where it has steadily become a home and a place to explore.