MEET JOSE AND AURORA ESCOBAR
A lifelong passion for food shared by a family has brought the taste of Tex-Mex to Pelican Rapids, and Jose Escobar, owner of Taqueria Escobar, said residents are eating it up.
“We’ve got a lot of good feedback from in and out of town,” Escobar said. “A lot people from all different cultures have been coming in.”
Escobar, whose family moved to Pelican Rapids while he was in the sixth grade, started his time as a restaurateur in Fergus Falls, where he owned Festival Mexican Restaurant before it was sold to Don Pablos. Escobar’s latest food service adventure had been a mobile food unit in Pelican Rapids until he moved it indoors permanently in January.
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“I grew up with my dad cooking, he would always cook at home and at things like church events,” said Escobar. “I just enjoyed doing it as well.”
Escobar’s father lives in Pelican Rapids and is still an influence on Escobar and the creations of his restaurant.
“He always checks in,” laughed Escobar. “He comes back to the kitchen to says ‘Why did you do this?’ or ‘What’s up with that?’”
“There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with food.”
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