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Suzy’s Taqueria is back in Detroit

Contributing writer for The Canyon Weekly

“We’re coming home baby. Hot ‘n ready. Going up the mountain!”

Yes, Suzy’s Taqueria’s second food truck is now open for business, and is back at 100 Detroit Ave. in Detroit, with a reminder to “bring those hungry bellies!”

“We just had our grand opening this morning,” said Suzy Javier, on Monday. “The Detroit and Idanha people wanted us to go back to Detroit. So, our second truck will remain permanently, with the exception of moving only to some event.”

In the wake of so many small business closures due to COVID-19, the Javiers decided to build their mobile kitchen food cart to support their family. Thanks to help from Taqueria El Palacio and Cali Taco in Salem, they opened their windows on June 1 in Stayton, toggling between 320 N. First Ave. weekdays and Snow Peak Brewery on Sundays. After a month, their truck was moved up canyon to Detroit, receiving a thumbs up from the locals and visitors alike, Javier said.

“We literally love our client friends that come to eat our food regularly,” Javier said. “We go the extra mile to make authentic Mexican food from scratch!”

Specialties include the wet California burrito, mulitas, chicken ‘n cheese and rajas and cheese tamales, pozole, Asada enchiladas, handmade sopas, and, of course, gourmet tacos. 

Homemade salsa complements the fare.

“All the beautiful clientele we have developed, we have won over with hard work and delicious food,” Javier said. “Their great amazing feedback is what motivates us to do much more and add new food dishes to our food cart.

“We may not be fast, but this is not fast food,” she added. “It’s scrumptious food, quality above all.”

Javier thanks “all the wonderful people from the entire Santiam Canyon area – Stayton, Detroit, Idanha, Sublimity, Lyons, Mill City, Gates – as well as Scio, Aumsville and even Salem.

“We love you,” Javier said. “God bless you all.”

Suzy’s Taqueria is open six days a week from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. (times may vary due to events) and is closed on Saturdays. The mobile truck is available for catering school events, parties, weddings and more.

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