Looking back on the year that has been 2023, Lansing has seen a lot of change.

Lansing Businesses That Have Closed or Opened in 2023

We've seen places like The Grid Arcade & Bar in Old Town, YaYa's Flame Broiled Chicken in Lansing, and more close their doors for the last time.

And while Lansing has experienced those loses and more like them, we've also seen the blossoming of new businesses opening, like the only Peruvian restaurant in Mid-Michigan soon to open in Okemos, or like this brand new cookie place that's moving into the Red Cedar Development.

Now, we have another new restaurant to look forward to.

A New Taco Place is Opening in Lansing

If you like tacos, you're in luck, because a new taco place called El Catrin Taco Shop is opening on Michigan Avenue in Lansing.

Kristen Matthews TSM Lansing
Kristen Matthews TSM Lansing

Do you remember where Tanin used to be? And Tabooli, before that? That's where El Catrin plans to open.

Read Related: Tanin Italian Restaurant in Lansing Closes Again

Besides this big, bright, and newly installed sign out front...

Kristen Matthews TSM Lansing
Kristen Matthews TSM Lansing

There is no other signage. Nothing to indicate when it might open. Just the promise of "tacos & more" sometime in the future.

I'm happy to see another business that will be opening in Lansing. I hope this place sticks around.

Read Related: Another Restaurant Has Closed, This Time in East Lansing

In the meantime, if you're looking for some delicious grub or drinks in the Lansing area, check out the galleries below.

Lansing Area Bars and Restaurants That Serve Amazing Mocktails

Whether you are a pregnant person, a sober person, an underage person, or just a person who doesn't feel like drinking alcohol at the moment, there's got to be something out there for us, right? That's when I discovered the beauty of a mocktail. If you don't drink alcohol, for whatever reason, there are some fantastic restaurants and bars in Lansing that serve up more than pop and lemonade. Check out these spots that have amazing mocktails. 

Gallery Credit: Kristen Matthews

Lansing Restaurants That Should Be Featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

The Lansing restaurants listed below are gems of the city. If you haven't been to all of them yet, add them to your list. We think Guy Fieri should add them to his list as well so he can feature them the next time he comes back to Lansing for Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

These 15 Chain Restaurants are So Yummy that We Must Have Them in Lansing

Don't misunderstand; Lansing's food scene is absolutely incredible! It's got a variety of restaurants serving up a slew of delicious cuisines. But we think there's always room for improvement. Here are 15 chain restaurants that are so good that we think they should be added to Lansing's lineup, pronto!

Gallery Credit: Kristen Matthews

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