Weekly Member Highlight: Taco Taco Café
Located on the corner of Hildebrand and McCullough, Taco Taco Café is a full service, family-owned Mexican restaurant, salsa manufacturer, and caterer. Known for their puffy tacos and Taco Taco Norteño, they also serve a variety of delicious breakfast tacos, enchiladas, and other unique choices. Pair those with your favorite margarita, and you’ve got a quintessential San Antonio meal! Taco Taco Café has been featured on numerous shows and has won prestigious awards that honor their mouth-watering ingredients, handmade salsas, and tasty homemade tortillas. According to the Food Network’s Bon Appetit, Taco Taco Café has the “Best Tacos in America!”
History, Philosophy, Approach
Founded in September of 1998, Taco Taco Café had a mission to provide fresh, affordable, and delicious Mexican tacos to the San Antonio community. They have always provided a family-friendly atmosphere and have strived to provide excellent service. In 2013, a Taco Taco Café opened in the Mabee Dining Hall at Trinity University, and the restaurant has plans to serve their delectable food in more campuses throughout San Antonio. Taco Taco Café partners with local non-profits such as AugustHeart, the San Antonio Clubhouse, American Sunrise, and Sunshine Cottage to make a difference in our city.
Success and Satisfaction
The San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and its networking pipeline has allowed me to meet with current patrons and acquire new ones. They assisted in making Taco Taco Café a certified Woman-Owned Business and have encouraged me to excel in additional leadership opportunities. Our successes include:
• Food Network’s Bon Appetit “Best Tacos in America” award
• An appearance on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives
• One of Rachel Ray’s “Top 64 Tacos”
• The Daily Meal’s “Best Tacos in America” award
• Local awards such as “Best Breakfast Taco” in the SA Current, San Antonio Express News, and San Antonio Magazine.
Helen Velesiotis is honored to have received the Elvira Cisneros Inspiration award from the Hispanic Chamber and looks forward to continue to be an involved and active member.
“ ‘O Epimenon Nika.’ (The one that pursues is victorious.) I love the City of San Antonio and Hispanic Chamber for moving me forward.” – Helen Velesiotis, Owner of Taco Taco Café