These brothers are putting a modern twist on Mexican street food in Wyandotte

They have several vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options too

Mexican street food with a twist - be it tacos, birria ramen, or a loaded burrito bowl - that’s what you’ll find at Taco Bros in Wyandotte.

“ So I was actually born here in Detroit. A couple of years later we moved back to Mexico and I had my childhood there and in Los Angeles, so you kind of get a whole mixture of cultures, which you can see that in the food here,” says Rodrigo Lopez, the owner along with his brother, Junior.

It’s no surprise the pair opened a restaurant as they grew up in a very foodie family. Their father was a butcher, and their mother’s father owned a restaurant back in Mexico. After coming to the United States, their parents along with their other brother opened a restaurant called the Taco Stand. The pair decided to do their own take, with Rodrigo managing a lot of the operations.

“So yeah, I definitely love food. I was known as the foodie of the family,” says Rodrigo.

The restaurant has a modern design, with fun pops of color, like the yellow neon sign which says “Taquero Mucho.” It’s a play on words. Taquero means “someone who makes tacos” and mucho means “a lot” but the phrase sounds like “te quiero mucho” which means “I love you a lot,” so combined it means the taco maker loves you a lot.

You’ll also find some modern touches on the menu as well. They serve up traditional tacos in a double corn shell, and other favorites you would find at a taco stand in Mexico, but they added some new items as well, like the birria ramen. Birria is a way of slow-cooking meat, traditionally goat. but here they make it with beef and put it in a bowl with ramen and broth. They also have several vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options. They have a vegan chorizo, al pastor, and steak.

They also make some of their own drinks including jamaica, which is a sweet hibiscus juice, and horchata, which is sweetened rice milk with lots of cinnamon, and they have vegan and traditional versions.

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Taco Bros is located at 128 Sycamore St, Wyandotte, MI 48192

About the Author:

Michelle Oliver is a multimedia Journalist for the 10 a.m. lifestyle show, "Live in the D." She is known as "the food girl" because of her two popular food franchises, Dine in the D and Find Your Fix. Michelle also covers stories on homegrown businesses, style, and other fun things happening in the D.