Taquito Joes is an off shoot of Villa Acros, a Mexican Grill in the navigation district in the shadows of downtown Houston, Villa Acros opened in June of 1977, and is still in operation today. Villa Acros was started by Velia Rodriguez, & Yolanda Black-Navarro. Velia’s Daughter & Son-in-Law, Joel & Gloria Torres used to help with what Velia called her San Antonio style cooking, because she was raised there.
In 1988 Joel & Gloria Torres branched out on their own and started Taquito Joes at 8530 Bellaire Blvd, the goal was to serve homemade food cooked fresh everyday and cooked to order with a fast food twist, and we stayed at that location until 2003.
In 2000, Joel, Gloria, & their son Jacob changed the name to Sunrise Taquitos, and went to limited hours; (Just Breakfast & Lunch.)
In 2003 after the property owners decide to change the building, Joel and Jacob opened their new location at 6855 Highway 6 S. where they operated for 5 years, and they opened their 2nd location 5601 Memorial Dr. in 2007.
When after 5 years the Hwy 6 location landlord also decide to redo the property, Joel & Jacob in 2008 relocated to their current location in Spring, TX.
This year Joel and Jacob Torres are taking on a partner, Dan Schultz with 37 years of restaurant experience, most recently 14 years as a Multi-Unit manager with Whataburger.
The company is now look to expand and grow; 1st stop Katy, TX!
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