PHOENIX, AZ – Local woman-owned food truck “Lola’s Tacos” is opening its first brick-and-mortar location this summer!
The small business that started in 2018 at pop-up events and then began serving its food at State Farm Stadium will now have a permanent location in Phoenix. Here’s what you need to know about Lola’s tacos.
“I AM NOT CHEF… SOY UNA COCINERA”
Lola Olivares says her dishes come from family traditions and it was his grandparents who taught him how to cook.
“No, I’m not a cook… soy una cocinera because that’s what my grandmothers and grandfather were…they loved feeding people,” the business owner told ABC15.
“my abuelohe was from Sonora- so my carne asada…I just don’t throw it on the grill, I marinate it like my grandfather taught me to,” Olivares said, “The salsas, the rice, the beans… las tortillas hechas a mano [the hand-made tortillas] … they come from my grandmothers’ recipes.
LUCHADORA [FIGHTER] FOR A REASON
“This Mexican-American, this woman born in Tijuana, Mexico…raised in South Gate, California, made something of herself when I decided to move here 9 years ago. [to] Phoenix,” Olivares told ABC15.
The business owner says it hasn’t been easy to stay afloat, but her perseverance and willingness to “fight” keeps her going – hence her company’s logo being a luchadora woman [fighter].
IF YOU ARE GOING TO
- Lola’s Tacos still has his food truck. You’ll have to check their social media pages to see upcoming pop events.
- Dates to reserve: pre-opening is July 11 and grand opening is August 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Location: 880 E. Lone Cactus Dr in Phoenix, Arizona.
- Regular opening days and hours will be Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.