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  • Because it said "estilo Tijuana,"

  • and I wanted to see if it was actually from Tijuana,

  • and, to be honest, it really is.

  • Teddy Vazquez: I don't know how to explain it,

  • the flavor you get.

  • The meat is so, so juicy and tender.

  • I don't know. You just have to try it for yourself.

  • Hi, guys, my name is Teddy Vazquez,

  • and I'm the owner of Teddy's Red Tacos.

  • This meat is all beef.

  • Shoulder cut from the beef part.

  • Everything gets cooked in a pot.

  • It boils for several hours.

  • We put tomatoes, spices,

  • and this is how it comes out

  • after a couple hours of getting,

  • getting cooked overnight.

  • This is all shredded beef.

  • So, we just chop it up,

  • and then we like to throw in some of the juice.

  • This is what Teddy's Red Tacos is all about.

  • We just get a tortilla, a plate,

  • throw a handful of meat

  • with onions, some cilantro,

  • some hot sauce,

  • and some juice.

  • Boom. And there you go.

  • Teddy's Red Tacos.

  • Customer: Double-dipping.

  • Teddy: We got Mario on the grill.

  • Mario, one of the best ones.

  • We have Delfino here.

  • Delfino: Hola.

  • Teddy: A great superstar here as well.

  • This is our famous deluxe plate.

  • It consists of four items.

  • This is a taco, tostada,

  • this round one, we call it a mulita

  • because it has meat and cheese inside,

  • onions, cilantro.

  • And my favorite one is the quesadilla.

  • Put some hot sauce,

  • squeeze a little bit of lime,

  • put in some broth.

  • This is the juice of the meat.

  • Like it like this. I like to do this.

  • You close it up, and you enjoy.

  • Mm.

  • When we cook the meat, it releases its fat,

  • and we wet the tortillas in the pot

  • and we throw it on the grill.

  • The tortillas are wet red.

  • That's why our tortillas come out

  • extra crispy and all that.

  • Customer: I've seen it on TV,

  • and my boyfriend's cousin actually lives close by,

  • so we just wanted to stop by.

  • But we've seen it through TV, Instagram.

  • It's soft. It's very moist.

  • It kinda just sinks in.

  • It's good.

  • [laughs] It's good.

  • Customer: The tortilla's red, and it's, like,

  • just, like, crispy, you know, definitely different.

  • Teddy: It's just unbelievably amazing

  • because with this simple concept,

  • just four items on a plate, one meat, simple,

  • people making lines.

  • People are excited to come check it out.

  • I'm just beyond blessed, beyond grateful.

  • Back in October 2016,

  • I started selling my tacos on the weekends

  • in a little old warehouse.

  • At first, in the beginning,

  • people didn't know me, and I didn't know,

  • I didn't have any customers whatsoever.

  • But when I was done cooking,

  • I would put everything in the trunk of my car,

  • and during the week I was driving for Uber and for Lyft,

  • and I would get a ride, and people would be like:

  • "Hey, what's that smell? Why does it smell like food?"

  • And I'm like, "Hey, I'm glad you asked,

  • because I actually, like, sell tacos."

  • And, like: "What do you mean? Like, tacos?" "Yeah."

  • And within nine months, I was able to get my first truck.

  • I had the vision to park somewhere where,

  • I wanted to put tents and tables,

  • so I saw this spot here on Slauson,

  • the railroads, and I said to myself,

  • "Wow, this is a pretty cool spot."

  • And I just had the vision. Like,

  • what if you're able to park here,

  • put tents and tables,

  • put some music in the background,

  • you're having some tacos.

  • That'd be pretty cool.

  • For me, opening the restaurant was more simple

  • because I have a partner over there.

  • I don't have to worry as much as over there.

  • I was kinda hesitant.

  • I'm like, "What if people doesn't respond

  • to our food, to our concept?"

  • But then the same thing kicked in.

  • Yes, it's possible.

  • Yes, yes, yes, yes.

  • Customer: I sampled everything,

  • and everything was really delicious.

  • Customer: These are definitely up in the top,

  • they're delicious.

  • Customer: Best birria ever.

  • The meat, the soup, everything.

  • Delicious.

  • Teddy: The best thing that I love about my job

  • is people's reaction.

  • And people react to me excited,

  • and they're willing to wait in line

  • for 30, 40, one hour, two hours.

  • I'm beyond grateful for that.

  • Customer: Regardless if it's, like, the quesadillas,

  • the tacos, the lemons, everything is so good here.

  • Customer: It's good, it's got a little bit of kick to it,

  • but with the onions and everything,

  • it's a good taco.

  • It definitely lives up to the ratings.

Because it said "estilo Tijuana,"

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