Carlos Salamanca, my father, came to the United States to study marine biology and paid his tuition by working in the kitchen of a Mexican restaurant in Georgia. He noticed that the cooks would prepare foods for themselves differently than they did for the menu. When Carlos tasted the kitchen food for the first time and saw how it was prepared, a passion for the Mexican culture and food was born. It was love at first bite! As he began to discover all of the different colors, textures, and flavors, his passion only grew stronger.
He traveled frequently to Mexico to learn more about the food, crafts, and culture. He quickly became enchanted with everything this country had to offer. He decided to return to the States and open his own Mexican restaurant, where he could share with others all the new flavors he had learned as well as the Mexican spirit he had acquired.
My father opened Dos Taquitos in 1991 when I was 3 years old. I remember helping to paint chairs and decorate tables for his new restaurant that became a second family to me. Our restaurant has always been one big family, from our customers to the cooks and servers.
Now 24 years later, I have the privilege of moving our home to its new location, 6101 Glenwood Avenue, with my 2-year-old daughter, Natalia, who has been helping us paint chairs and walls—even some of her clothes—and loving it every bit as much as I did when I was little, repeating this beautiful story.
We will always put all of our love and effort into every experience you have with us.
¡QUE VIVAN LOS LATINOS!
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