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Posted: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 8:42 am | Updated: 7:29 am, Wed Feb 14, 2018.

TWENTYNINE PALMS — A Los Angeles family has relocated to Twentynine Palms and brought their culinary passion for authentic street tacos with spicy flare to the Morongo Basin.

Mexican Street Tacos, 73768 Gorgonio Drive, next to the Bowladium, offers everything from fish and shrimp tacos to burritos, quesadillas, nachos to asada fries and special menu selections. If you don’t see it on the menu ask for it and they may make it or add it down the road.

Bowladium owner Daniel Mintz praised the new business and the food.

“I’m really happy they are here,” said Mintz, who also serves on the City Council. “I hope they are here for long time. The burritos are good, but I really love the Adrian’s Quesadilla.”

The family first moved to the hi-desert in 2015 and tried to sell tacos from street corners but the city’s enforcement teams shut down the budding business fast, said owner Agueda Salcedo, who has four grown children and two grandchildren, also loves to cook and adds to the menu too.

“I have a lot of my own recipes too,” Salcedo said.

Mexican Street Tacos is owned by Francisco Macias, and husband and wife team Adrian Galvez and Salcedo. On Dec. 7, 2017 they opened for business with city inspections completed. It is a 50/50 split partnership, Macias said.

Adrian Galvez, has had more than two decades cooking and perfecting his recipes.

“He had his own taco place in Mexico,” said his stepdaughter Diana Yasmin Sanchez. “This is his first one out here.”

The couple’s new business partner Francisco Macias, who was based in Palm Springs, heard about her tacos from his stepson Timothy Herandez and he tried them and fell in love, he said. Herandez is in the Marines as a reservist.

Macias said his favorite item on the menu is the shrimp tacos and the fish tacos. He said the chipotle sauce is superb!

 “It’s been really good business so far,” Macias said last month. “It’s been word of mouth.”

Francisco said he plans to relocate to Twentynine Palms.

“I like this little town,” he said. “It was the right timing.”

Customer John Aragon, said he had tasted the tacos before the opening of the business and he is a big fan. Aragon said his 3-year-old daughter really loves the rice and beans, he said.

“She really loves the quesadillas too,” Aragon said. “It’s everything you are hoping for. We always hoped she would open up her own restaurant. We hope she continues to grow.”

Daughter Sanchez helps out at the cash register when needed. They also deliver food into the Bowling Alley too direct to individual lanes.

The cooks include Rafael Hernandez and Emilio Reyes, who attended culinary school in San Antonio, Texas at the Culinary Institute of Texas. Reyes, who is dating Sanchez, is also the restaurant manager. Reyes, who passionate about cooking and the recipes masterfully created by Galvez, said he is thrilled to be a part of the business.

“Adrian and I started it really small,” Reyes said. “Adrian is very passionate about cooking and his recipes. I follow Adrian’s recipes.”

Couple Gail and Chuck Uyeda, residents of Twentynine Palms for the past 36 years, said they are happy to see this new business in town.

“We love Mexican food! I’ve got a lot of friends who really love it,” Chuck said of the new taco business. “I’ve had the salsa at a party. It is really spicy, but really good.”

Gail Uyeda, who is Italian, said Mexican foods are her favorite foods, especially the delicious fresh salsa bar.

“We love Mexican food,” she said while dining at the business in January.

Chuck Uyeda follows the Mexican Street Tacos and owners on their private Facebook page.

“They have had a lot of trials and tribulations,” he said.

On the review website, Allison K. of New York, gave the business the highest rating of five stars on Dec.30, 2017.

 “I want people to know about this place so bad. Authentic delicious street tacos. It’s exactly what 29 Palms/Joshua Tree needed,” Allison K. wrote. “I stumbled upon it on my way back from the post office and I was so psyched… I’m so happy. GO HERE!!!!”

The business is open daily seven days weekly: Current hours include: Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. and Sunday through Wednesday from 11 a.m. until 9:30 p.m.

 For more information: (760) 865-0808.

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  • Ros posted at 5:37 pm on Thu, Feb 8, 2018.

    Ros Posts: 1

    Good bye Adrian! Rest in Peace!
    Everything WAS better with you!

  • crixus posted at 8:36 pm on Wed, Feb 7, 2018.

    crixus Posts: 205

    Warning: Montezuma's revenge. [scared]


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