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New taqueria opens in downtown Duluth

Alejandra Palacios
Updated: March 18, 2021 06:37 PM
Created: March 18, 2021 05:39 PM

A new taqueria opened in downtown Duluth called Tacos Tacos Tacos inspired by traditional delicious Mexican street food.

It's located in the old Coney Island location on 107 East Superior Street and has been getting lots of buzz already in the community.

"This is just very simple, good food that's quick and easy to get and it basically has a lot of pork options and beef options and that’s what you find at taquerias," said Robert Giuliani, the owner, who is a professional chef. 

Giuliani said he did lots of research in Mexico to perfect the recipes inspired by his own heritage.

"We grew up with the food but becoming a chef you really appreciate the history of the culture and how things are actually made down there. It's very simple, they use everything they have available to them and the food always tastes amazing," said Giuliani.

Getting the taqueria started involved him diving deep into the taqueria industry in Mexico.

"Just enjoying the great food that's down there and being a chef by trade I just had many great experiences talking to different chefs at different taquerias from the southern part of Mexico all the way to the northern part," said Giuliani.

Using old-school, traditional recipes and products from Mexico, his goal is to not only bring quality taqueria food  but to give back to his community.

"We are doing a cash donation right now for all of the food that is going to Second Harvest. I really enjoy the backpack program. I think it's a great thing and hopefully every month we will pick a couple of different nonprofits," said Giuliani.

The menu has quite the variety of delicious taco options to choose from, including al pastor, the house special.

"I like to say al pastor is king of the taco down in Mexico. It's a pork dish done on a vertical rotisserie. We do a Jalisco style, it will be a little more savory than sweet and there's going to be some onions with it," said Giuliani.

"The food is just delicious. The tacos, everything about them is right, the seasoning, the cilantro," said Al Kammerer, a customer.

There's also other options on the menu like tortas, alambres, esquites, quesadillas, as well as traditional Mexican drinks, sodas and fresh salsas.

Giuliani said his goal is to expand this to more and more people in the state by opening a taqueria in the Twin Cities.

"Run there! Don't walk. Everyone should come down. They will not be disappointed," said Kammerer.

Right now, they are only taking pick-up orders. You can call to place an order at 218-464-4944 or stop by when they are open to order. 

Click here to look at the menu. You can also follow the taqueria on Facebook.

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Alejandra Palacios

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