Popular Taqueria to Open in Jackson Heights

A new Taco Mix is coming to 90-04 37th Ave. in Jackson Heights. (Screen shot of Instagram video)

Taco Mix, a popular family-run restaurant with locations in East Harlem and Sunset Park, is opening its first Queens branch in Jackson Heights in late July or early August, reports Tara Law in Jackson Heights Post.

The restaurant, which will be located at 90-04 37th Ave., will serve classic Mexican tacos and quesadillas, including the shop’s specialty— al pastor tacos, which feature roasted marinated pork with cilantro and onions.

Taco Mix was one of the first restaurants in the city to introduce al pastor tacos, and the restaurant has become known for its special recipe, according to Alejo Sanchez, who runs the restaurants with his parents.

Although al pastor has become popular across the city, Taco Mix has maintained its popularity because it is one of the only restaurants where the pork roasts on a spit near the front counter, Sanchez said.

Sanchez’s parents opened the East Harlem location in 1991 about 10 years after they immigrated to the city from Mexico. Go to Jackson Heights Post to see how their story began with Alejo’s father Jorge selling oranges in Washington Heights and find out why the family decided to open a taqueria in Jackson Heights.

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