Authentic and affordable Mexican food is the trademark for Nanny’s Taqueria, a new restaurant in Dolores on 11th Street.
Business partners Humberto Arrendondo and Guillermo Garcia have been cooking in Mexican restaurants for decades. Feeling the entrepreneurial spirit, they decided to team up and open up their own place.
“We looked at different towns, and Dolores is our favorite,” Arrendondo said. “The people are friendly, and this location is perfect.”
Their menu is derived from traditional family recipes of Central Mexico, Garcia said, and dishes are prepared fresh daily.
“We are not commercialized Mexican food,” he said. “Our recipes have more flavor, and our prices are really reasonable.”
Classic Mexican tacos are prepared with a soft corn tortilla and filled with a choice of Mexican-style beef, chicken, sausage or fish, then topped with onions and cilantro.
Or check out the huaraches, handmade thick corn tortillas served with your choice of savory meats and served with lettuce, tomatoes and cheese.
A salsa bar is set up for customers to add a variety of spicy sauces and toppings to their plates.
“Our pozole verde is really excellent and is made with chicken, bacon, ham and sausage,” Arrendondo says.
The menu also includes menudo, tortas (a Mexican-style grilled sandwich), enchiladas, burritos, tortilla soup, nachos and traditional deserts like flan and churros.
The “No Falla,” meaning “good choice,” is a specialty family dish that serves several people on a large platter. The dish includes carne asada, chorizo, queso asadero, onions and poblano peppers, and is served with tortillas and fried jalepeños.
“Serving traditional Mexican food is our passion,” Arrendondo said. “We are family-friendly, and have a comfortable dining area. We cater to the students also.”
What about the name?
“After considering a bunch of names, we decided on my daughter’s nickname Nanny because of the family connection. It has a nice traditional ring to it,” says Garcia. “Now, she thinks she owns the place and is so happy!”
Nanny’s is located at 101 S. 11th St. and is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information, call 676-0600.