Tacos Don Perez to Open First Brick-and-Mortar Location: Report

Tacos Don Perez, which opened the “Biggest Food Trailer in MoCo” at the Glenmont Shopping Center last March, is set to open its first brick-and-mortar location in Kensington, according to a report from The MoCo Show.

The food truck will take over the space that has been home to K-Town Bistro for the last 12 years at 3784 Howard Ave. in Kensington. Having acquired the space in early November, they plan to open a quick-service taqueria by the end of spring, if not earlier. The Glenmont food truck will remain open, and both locations will have the same operating hours (11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday).

“Tacos Don Perez started off as a small family-run catering business back in 2017 and continued to be until May 2020,” reads the outlet’s website. “We became a once-a-week home-based pop-up out of necessity when our family was left without work due to the COVID-19 pandemic and quickly gained support from our local community who helped us sell out every single week in a matter of hours. With their support, we were able to buy and custom-build our own food truck which is now located in the Glenmont Shopping Center.”

The food truck was praised by Tim Carman of The Washington Post in his November 2021 article about the rising popularity of birria tacos. “Should the sun be shining on the day you visit the truck, tucked next to a Sunoco gas station, you might have an experience similar to mine: Everything — the quesobirria tacos, the birria quesadillas, the picnic tables, the jamaica agua fresca, the Tacos Don Perez logo affixed to the vehicle — seems to vibrate at a higher frequency, looking like a hyper-colored Pixar movie, one designed to make us unusually happy during a somber time,” Carman wrote.

The food truck was a finalist in this year’s DC101 Taco Tournament.

Tacos Don Perez is stationed next to the Sunoco gas station at the Glenmont Shopping Center, located at 12321 Georgia Ave. The food truck is open from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.

Photo: Tacos Don Perez / Instagram

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