Charlie’s Pizza Taco adds pizza, tacos (and still has pizza tacos)

297253_294010853956516_386049913_nIt’s kind of confusing, but stay with me.

Charlie’s Pizza Taco, a restaurant that started in Pratt then expanded to 602 N. Tyler in Wichita, is known for pizza tacos: delicious creations that stuff pizza toppings into a pliable crust then fold it over to look like a taco.

But, as restaurant owners have learned since arriving in Wichita in 2011, pizza tacos confuse people. For years, customers have been trying to order pizza and tacos then learning their only option was pizza tacos.

Owner Tim Holmes has stopped the insanity.

About three months ago, he added regular pizza to the menu. Then, about three weeks ago, he added tacos. The restaurant offers a new lunchtime buffet as well.

The pizzas are decadent creations that Holmes said he based off favorites of his family members. One is a barbecue buffalo bacon cheeseburger pizza. He also offers a bacon cream cheese pizza and a cheeseburger pizza, complete with pickles.

This is a pizza taco.

This is a pizza taco.

His new taco choices include a traditional ground beef taco served on a crunchy shell plus a slightly toasted soft-shell chicken taco topped with buffalo Ranch dressing, a slice of bacon, lettuce and melted cheese.

The new pizzas and tacos (but not pizza tacos) plus a grilled chicken Caesar salad all are available on a daily lunch buffet served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. that’s all-you-can-eat and costs $5.

Here’s some other exciting news for those who like to pay little but eat and drink much: Charlie’s Pizza Taco offers 16-oz. draws of Bud Light, Shock Top and Fat Tire for $2.

Charlie’s Pizza Taco is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays. For more information, call 316-440-6029.

Changes at Charlie’s Pizza Taco

Behold: the Pizza Taco

Wichita isn’t Pratt.

So the owners of Wichita’s Charlie’s Pizza Taco, which opened last November at 602 N. Tyler Road, has made some adjustments as it learns to adjust to its Wichita audience.

They’ve added some things to the menu, including a half-pizza taco with chips, chili con queso and pico for $6.50 at the lunch hours. They’ve also added a pizza taco made with chicken.

The restaurant now has a patio for outdoor seating plus live music and $1 beer draws on Friday and Saturday nights. Owners also are getting Charlie’s getting involved with charity projects around town, and those who come in to the restaurant with a church bulletin can get 10 percent of  the cost of their meal donated back to their church.

A pizza taco, by the way, is a beautiful invention that’s pizza in flavor and taco in shape. You can read my review of the restaurant here.

Charlie’s Pizza Taco has operated at 105 W. First in Pratt since 1965. The Wichita location was opened a year ago by founder Charlie Hoffman’s son, Dave, and his brother-in-law, Tim Holmes.