David Gallegos and Carmen Gil, pictured here with their boys Edison and Logan, opened David Family Taqueria on Oct. 19 last year and have seen a consistent stream of business in their new eatery. Some of the most popular items are the street tacos and Super Burrito. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

David Gallegos and Carmen Gil, pictured here with their boys Edison and Logan, opened David Family Taqueria on Oct. 19 last year and have seen a consistent stream of business in their new eatery. Some of the most popular items are the street tacos and Super Burrito. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

New Sequim taqueria prides itself in authentic Mexican food, fast service

David Family Taqueria

Where: 300 E. Washington St.

Hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays; closed Sundays

Contact: 360-681-5124

After 16 years helping grow another business, David Gallegos wanted to try his own thing. That’s why he and wife Carmen Gil opened the David Family Taqueria in October at 300 E. Washington St.

“I always wanted to own a restaurant,” Gallegos said.

A love for the food the family makes helps too.

Gallegos has lived in Port Angeles for nearly two decades and worked at Sergio’s Hacienda & Cantina, he said.

The couple have been planning to go into business for themselves for about a year, and they continue to seek options to make the personal move to Sequim, too, they said.

“We’ve always had an idea for Sequim,” Carmen said. “We like Sequim and found this location.”

David crafted a menu featuring dozens of items using some of his favorites. He likes the carne asada, a thinly-sliced top sirloin, broiled and topped with fried onions and tomatoes with guacamole.

The street tacos are another favorite of his, filled with either carne asada, pollo asada, chorizo, adobada and pork carnitas with onions, cilantro and whole beans.

Carmen likes the Super Burrito Special, a flour tortilla filled with beef, rice and beans topped with guacamole and sour cream.

It’s a hit with customers, too.

“People like them and street tacos a lot,” Gallegos said.

The Taqueria’s menu features a variety of combination plates, tacos, fajitas, burritos, salads, a children’s menu for 12 and younger, and more.

“We want as many people as possible to come out and at least try out the food,” Gil said.

The couple said they pride themselves in authentic Mexican food, and feel they know what they’re doing since they’re from Mexico.

Gallegos said he’s also proud of his fast service as well.

David Family Taqueria officially opened on Oct. 19 and despite the COVID pandemic, the couple said they didn’t want to wait to open because they already committed to rent the building across the parking lot from the Co-Op Farm & Garden.

While it’s still early, Gallegos said for now they plan to grow the customer base for a few years before potentially seeking out a larger establishment. They currently have seven employees including the couple.

Carmen is expecting a girl this month, too, and will step back temporarily from the business.

Customers can order in-person or over the phone with pick-up available inside, just outside the front door or from your vehicle in the parking lot.

To place an order, call 360-681-5124.

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