By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Jun 21, 2022 at 3:36 PM

Tacos are officially on the menu at the 3rd Street Market Hall, 275 W. Wisconsin Ave.

Kompali Tacos y Tortas, a satellite location for Kompali Taqueria on Brady Street, has officially opened at the Downtown food hall.

The concept is owned by partners Karlos Soriano and Paco Villar, who also operate C-Viche in Bay View, with a second location coming to Shorewood this summer.

On the menu

The menu for Kompali Tacos & Tortas features a selection of best-selling tacos, including asada (seasoned steak,cilantro and onions); Argentinian steak (marinated skirt beef with chimichurri sauce); al pastor (marinated, spit-roasted pork shoulder, grilled pineapple, onions and cilantro); grilled chicken with pico de gallo and soy chorizo and quinoa.


Guests will also find Mexican tortas, including milanese (chicken or steak) and Argentinian steak, along with sides like chips and salsa, guacamole and rice and beans.

Soft drinks are also available, including Jarritos, Coke products and housemade agua frescas in flavors including tamarindo, pina, jamaica and mango.

“Paco [Villar] and I are really excited for this new location,” says Soriano. “It’s been a very difficult two years. But even during the pandemic, we’ve been so grateful for all of our regulars and the support that we’ve received from everyone.

“We’re excited to give people a taste of what we do Downtown,” he says. “And hopefully they’ll come and visit us on Brady Street as well.”

Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.