This is the second food truck/cart to lock down a brick and mortar home in Rochester in recent days.
Sometimes a dream becomes reality.
Earlier this year, Mario and Maria Mollina launched a taco truck on Rochester's North Broadway with their daughter, Jennifer Gordon. They call it Tacos El Sueno. El Sueno translates to The Dream.
Now the family is working to take their dream to the next level. They are opening a permanent Rochester restaurant called El Sueno Tacoreria at 1203 Seventh St. NW. That's across from the Northgate Center retail plaza.
"This has been my father's dream for a long time," said Gordon. "Hopefully, we'll open within a month or so."
The Tacos El Sueno truck now serves a basic array of tacos and burritos, but Gordon said that menu will expand significantly
"With the food truck, we're limited with what we can do. We'll be adding a lot more choices in the restaurant. My mother has a lot more homemade recipes," she said.
Once the restaurant opens, it will seat about 50 diners. The Molina family will staff it.
What will happen to their popular taco truck at 1005 N Broadway Ave. when the restaurant opens?
That's not clear yet, said Gordon. They really enjoy operating the truck, but the first priority will be staffing the restaurant. If they can't staff both, the truck will go dark until they can do both.