Taco Loco serving authentic Mexican food

Taco Loco serving authentic Mexican food


GLUCKSTADT –  Taco Loco owner Taqueria Danielle Leon said her restaurant is the best place to come for authentic homemade Mexican cuisine.

“We opened in May of this year, so we’ve been open for almost three months,” Leon said. “My husband, Miguel Leon, is from Mexico and he always wanted to do a taco truck, which inspired the restaurant. We were given the opportunity to have a restaurant, so we ran with it.”

Leon said everything in the restaurant, including the chips and salsa, queso, beans, guacamole, tacos, and burritos are entirely homemade by their cooks who are all from Mexico.

“Nothing here is canned or processed,” Leon said. “We’ve turned down food companies offering us products since we want our food to be completely homemade and authentic. Right now, we have a standard menu that you usually see at any basic Mexican restaurant, but we’re working on a new menu to add desserts, margaritas, and enchiladas along with a few other things.”

Leon was born and raised in Jackson and moved to Madison in March 2020. She said Taco Loco is her very first restaurant and she took a leap of faith opening it in May of this year.

“We came to the Madison area due to it growing so much and I wanted to be part of the new development,” Leon said. “Madison was also closer to my husband’s job, and Madison had school options that were convenient for our kids.”

Leon said while she had no idea she would open a restaurant when she moved to Madison, she and her husband wanted to create something their children, Kayden, Angel, and Adalynn, would inherit and take over down the road.

She said her husband paints for a lot of known builders in Madison through his construction company, M&D Construction. His painting led to him becoming good friends with Sony Manoj, the owner of the gas station strip mall on Calhoun Station Parkway that includes a Hotspot Market Exxon, Cheers Vineyard liquor store, and now Taco Loco.

Leon said Manoj told her husband about the open space next to the gas station, so they took the opportunity to claim the space and begin preparations for the restaurant.

“We started making preparations in spring 2021, but it took us about 14 months to open due to needing to wait on supplies and other difficulties like getting the bar and two bathrooms set up,” Leon said. “After that, we got the building approved and are now completely open for business. It took some time, but good things come to those who wait.”

She said Taco Loco sticks out compared to other Mexican restaurants not just because of the authentic homemade food, but also because of the family-friendly atmosphere and hard-working staff who give it their all.

“Everyone here is amazing, friendly, and most importantly, works hard and wants to be here,” Leon said.

Taco Loco is located at 311 Calhoun Station Parkway in Gluckstadt. The restaurant is open on Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and on Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, visit their Facebook page or call them at 769-567-2579. 

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