Heffe Tacos to open in Spring Garden

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Some of the wares from Heffe Tacos. A Spring Garden location is poised for a March 17 opening.

Fishtown’s Heffe Tacos plans a March 14 opening of its second location, as it takes over the former Long River Chinese restaurant at 1543 Spring Garden St., near Community College of Philadelphia and next to City View Pizza and Stockyard Sandwich Co.

Peter McAndrews, a consultant to Heffe, says this location — considerably larger than the converted shack of the original location — offers a broader menu, including a riff on creamed chip beef on toast.

“We’re calling it Mexican SOS,” he said, referring to the calorific delicacy by its saltier name.

This Heffe also has more salads and soups, McAndrews said.

Historians will note that this address hosted a long-ago vegetarian restaurant called SuperNatural — whose sign hangs inside Stockyard next door.