If you’re looking for local, authentic Mexican food, Real Taqueria is the place to go. Real Taqueria opened in 2019, and is owned and operated by the Valdez family. If you ask them, “Why open a restaurant?” the answer is simple. “We want to share a piece of ourselves, our family and our culture with our community, through our greatest passion – food!
Real Taqueria is truly a family affair with 3 generations involved and nearly half of their current staff being family members. Originally from Zacatecas, Mexico, the Valdez family immigrated to the United States in the mid-80s, and have played a vibrant role in the local SLC food scene for more than 30 years.
The decision to branch out and open their very own restaurant was a leap, and no one could have predicted a worldwide pandemic less than a year in, but despite the challenges 2020 has brought for local restaurants, Real is proving that they are here to stay. Currently, they are open for Drive-Thru and Take-Out. A few of our menu favorites are the traditional enchiladas with mole salsa, al pastor tacos and the fish tacos!