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Uber popular Taquitos Feliz continues to spice up West Seattle

Nestled in the parking lot of the 76 Gas station on Fauntleroy Way and 47th Ave SW, customers line up six feet apart with their masks on to get their fix of authentic Mexican food at the Taquitos Feliz taco truck.

The truck’s owner, Amador Brambila, brought his culinary talent to Seattle from Jalisco, Mexico in 2013, and has been serving up West Seattle’s favorite spicy dishes ever since. Prior to moving to Seattle, Brambila learned his cooking chops in the little town of Villa de Purificacion, known for its delicious food like prawns, pozole, tamales, mole and tequila.

Brambila’s son Emmanuel helps run the taco truck and is proud to be part of such a popular local establishment.

“A lot of people come and tell us how good the food is,” he said. “We haven’t received any complaints. In fact, our customers tell us we need to open more places like this. People come from all over Seattle to eat here. We are proud to be part of a community who really cares about our environment, our personal health, and of course enjoying a good tasty meal.”

Taquitos Feliz is committed to not only serving the best Mexican food possible, but also using only organic, sustainable and local products in their dishes. Their angus beef comes from 3 Sisters Family Farms, a fifth-generation, family-owned and operated farm in Whidbey Island, WA. The farm always follows organic farming practices, and completely avoids using any genetically modified feed.

The menu offerings are both plentiful and tasty. The fish tacos are made with fresh and flavorful Alaskan cod topped with salsa that is prepared daily with fresh, organic vegetables, herbs and homemade seasonings.

Other stand out menu items are the Chipotle burrito, made with a generous helping of your choice of meat (asada, spicy pork or chicken), beans, cheese and rice, then smothered in a spicy, smoky chipotle sauce. The taco plate includes three tacos with meats of your choice, beans and rice.

Taquitos Feliz’s most popular menu items are their Enchiladas Chipotle, Taquitos Rancheros and their infamous Mulitas. Mulitas are often described as "quesadillas on steroids,” and are made with two crispy tortillas filled with grilled meat, cheese, and salsa. If you haven’t tried one, you’re missing out! Be sure and wash down your incredible meal with an iced cold horchata – a traditional Mexican drink made of rice and flavored with cinnamon and granulated sugar.

The trucks ideal location makes it the perfect stop to pick up lunch and stroll across the street to Lincoln Park for an isolated picnic spot to enjoy your meal and get some fresh air.

“We would really like to say thank you to the Seattle community for supporting us and helping us during this time,” said Emmanuel Brambila. “We really enjoy serving the community our authentic Mexican dishes prepared from traditional recipes of generations passed, and sharing this delicious food with others.”

Taquitos Feliz is located at 7413 Fauntleroy Way SW in West Seattle. To order ahead for pick-up, call (206) 353-4046.