“Give people a true, Tijuana experience” Carlos would bring the same smells, sounds, images, tastes and textures from Tijuana to the neighborhood.
In 1987 a young Carlos Marquez, from Puebla, Mexico moved to the vibrant border town of Tijuana. A city of dreamers.
Carlos was amazed at how many tourists would pour in on a daily basis just to eat tacos. He figured if the demand is so high, then chances are he could find consistent work, working in one the Taqueria kitchens around town.
After starting his career in the food industry as a dishwasher, Carlos eventually moved up to head cook. For the next few years Carlos would hone his craft, and his recipe.
The hope of a better life for his Family led Carlos to eventually travelling over that same Frontera he worked along, for so long.
Having to start over didn’t bother Carlos, the skills he gained in Tijuana helped him stand out. Carlos was running kitchens in no time, all while gaining notoriety and a reputation in his Southern California, community.
Carlos Tijuana Tacos was officially born in 2019. After working out of a local spot in Whittier, California. Carlos and his family reached that great American Dream and began there first brick and mortar store.
Despite the lockdowns and restrictions, Carlos Tijuana Tacos thrived! The Tacos were a massive hit. The demand was so great that a 2nd location needed to be opened in Bellflower, CA.
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