Little more than a year ago, La Fiesta Tacos was just a pipe dream, almost a whim, created by Bill and Vikki Trudeau, who had never before ventured into the all-too-risky food business.
Today, the small restaurant is a bustling enterprise offering a limited but excellent sampling of tasty Mexican entrees and snacks. From bowls of spicy whole pinto beans to marinated pork tacos, the menu was inspired by the Trudeaus' philosophy for financial success.
"Keep it simple," says Bill Trudeau. And indeed the menu, the Mexican-style decor and the advertising are all based on that philosophy.
But the way the food is cooked is anything but simple.
Take the restaurant's specialty: charro beans. The dried pinto beans are hand-checked each morning by Vikki Trudeau and her chef, Javier, to ensure that only the best are used. As the beans are simmering, a blend of spices, tomatoes, onions and bell peppers are added to create a complex, and rather addicting, flavor.