Tacos la Herradura also known around the community as “taco truck/wagon or the white taco truck” is owned by Chris and Angela Osimea. They have been in business for 10 years. The first 3 years they were in the taco truck in the parking lot of Lep-Re-Kon Foods. They then rented space at their current location for 3 years before finally buying the current building, formerly a coffee stand, in 2014. Since then, they have added on to it and transformed it into the main facility for Tacos la Herradura. Every year the business has improved and expanded – adding more to the menu, creating a covered outdoor eating area and then later an indoor eating area, all while offering the same good traditional Mexican food to the community.
Tacos la Herradura currently serves a large menu of freshly made authentic Mexican food… tacos, burritos, nachos, chalupa, quesadillas, tortas, tostadas, enchiladas, huarache, and sopas. All the delicious entrees are available with your choice of meat. Chris is usually the face of the business as he takes your order and visits with you, while his wife Angela is in the kitchen preparing and cooking it all. They are the owners and the full time employees. In the future Chris hopes to possibly add another person to help prep food and wrap it but he likes visiting with the community and customers as they come in.
Chris has lived in Connell for 28 years – previously working at grain growers and for Herrman Farms. While his wife has been here for 24 years – previously working at Simplot. They both wanted to “be the boss” and share their culture’s food with those in Connell – there wasn’t a place in town to get really good, authentic, fresh, made to order Mexican food so they bought a taco truck and opened up. The name comes from a restaurant down in Mexico – “Herradura” means horseshoe or lucky. Chris has always wanted to name his business that and when the opportunity came up that’s exactly what he did.
Chris stated, “We love Connell, we love this community, we love what we do. We love the ‘white’ people who love good Mexican food and know they can get it from us!” They strive to offer the best Mexican food in Connell. But most importantly they want to have great service and create honest relationships with their customers and the community. They like to be involved in the community – this year they became Chamber of Commerce members and are looking forward to helping with events as they can. Tacos la Herradura has been hired for private events, parties, and moved to on site locations to serve their food. Just talk to Chris if you are interested in catering services.
Come grab a good lunch or dinner with friends and family – dine in or go through the drive through. They are located at 647 S Columbia across from Community First Bank. You can also call in your order for a quick pick-up at 509-591-5305 – just make sure its not during lunch rush hour. Tacos la Herradura is open Monday-Friday 9am-8pm and on Saturdays from 11am-6pm.