Tacos include Egg & Chorizo ($1.99), Egg & Bacon ($1.99) and Beef Guisado ($2.99) (Elizabeth Ucles/Community Impact Newspaper)
Bill Wolter brought Rio Grande Valley-inspired tacos to Grapevine to continue his mother’s legacy of tacos, which dates back nearly 45 years.
Mrs. G’s Tacos, named after Wolter’s mother, Lillie Gonzalez, started in 2016 and offers an assortment of breakfast and meat tacos as well as taco plates.
Everything is made from scratch, he said, including the hot sauce. Wolter arrives at 4 a.m. every day to begin making tortillas—it is what separates Mrs. G’s Tacos from other taco places in Grapevine, he said.
“It’s my mother’s same concept,” Wolter said. “It’s all handmade flour tortillas, everything made fresh. Nothing’s out of a can.”
His mother started in McAllen in 1974 with a restaurant called El Pato, he said. Over 30 years, she opened nine other Rio Grande Valley locations. Wolter’s sister, Yolanda, later opened her own version in McAllen called Mrs. G’s Tacos N’ More.
Wolter’s version came to fruition after he and his wife moved to North Texas to be closer to their six grandchildren, he said.
The couple set up shop in the West Northwest Highway location in 2012 for Wolter’s wife’s apple business, Gourmet Apples & More. There was an unused kitchen in the space, which prompted Wolter to add the taco business four years later, he said.
The location is a 45-year-old metal building, Wolter said. When he first saw the building, it was surrounded by dirt and gravel and had an old gas tank on the side, a broken bread truck in the back and overgrown trees all around—but this did not dissuade Wolter.
“I can see the potential that it’s got,” Wolter said when he first saw the building.
One remodel and four years later, Mrs. G’s Tacos has built a rapport with Grapevine’s citizens and other businesses’ nearby employees, Wolter said.
“It’s just grown,” he said. “And it’s just getting bigger all the time.”
Mrs. G’s Tacos
503 W. Northwest Hwy., Grapevine
Hours: Mon.-Sat.: 6:30 a.m.-2 p.m.