Lake City Young Leaders

Visit with Local Business

LCFF had the great fortune to work with youth community members on a variety of projects this summer. Our hope is that we can continue to partner with them on their experiences in Lake City and share with the community on Enjoylakecity.org. This is the first installment of a five part series on visits that the youth made to five local restaurants in the neighborhood where LCFF paid for lunch and asked that the group come back with a little bit about what they learned from the business owner.

Thanks to Denait, a junior at Nathan Hale, for providing a little glimpse into their experience when they went and enjoyed Jose’s Taqueria.

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“You don’t risk you don’t gain”, that was what Alberto Morales thought before opening his famous Lake City Taqueria. “Jose’s Taqueria” (named after Alberto’s brother and son) has been located in the heart of Lake City since 2013.  Jose’s Taqueria has authentic Mexican food and his tacos are only a whopping $1.50!  Not only does Alberto sell Mexican food, he sells a wide variety of others like a mean philly cheese steak and some tasty hot wings. It’s everything a girl could ask for!

We asked Alberto what he thinks his customers favorite dish was, he replied “everything”. Alberto has been cooking for 35+ years and I wasn’t surprised at all.  My first bite I could tell he was very experienced in the culinary world, before opening his restaurant in Lake City he had one in Everett.  All I could say is I’m very pleased he came to Lake City.  So if you want very reasonable prices, an authentic meal, and some delicious food; come to Jose’s Taqueria, I’m sure you won’t regret it!

– Denait

Q&A with Alberto Morales, Owner of Jose’s Taqueria

Q&A with Alberto Morales, Owner of Jose’s Taqueria:

The Art of Cooking and the Search for Inca Gold

Alberto Morales, Owner of Jose's
Alberto Morales, Owner.

Enjoy Lake City visited Jose’s Taqueria, for some great carne asada tacos, chorizo burritos and a chat with owner Alberto Morales. Joining us was our friend, the Mystery Diner.

Alberto Morales, owner of Jose's Taqueria
Jose’s Taqueria.

Enjoy Lake City (ELC): Why did you name your restaurant Jose’s?

Alberto: I named it for my son and my brother. They are both named José. My brother is gone now; God said to him, “It’s time for you to go.” My son was born 9 months to the day that I lost my brother and I named my son after him. My son is 22 now – he reminds me of my brother. They both mean a lot to me. Continue reading “Q&A with Alberto Morales, Owner of Jose’s Taqueria”