Tacos Tijuana Taqueria coming to Gilbert in late August

Tacos Tijuana Taqueria
Tacos Tijuana Taqueria has four locations in the Valley in addition to the new Gilbert location. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)

Tacos Tijuana Taqueria has four locations in the Valley in addition to the new Gilbert location. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)

Tacos Tijuana Taqueria anticipates opening a location in late August at 51 S. McQueen Road, Gilbert. The restaurant serves street tacos on homemade tortillas. https://tacostijuanaaz.com
By Tom Blodgett
Raised in Arizona, Tom Blodgett has spent 30 years in journalism in Arizona and is the editor of the Gilbert edition of Community Impact Newspaper. He is a graduate of Arizona State University, where he now serves as an instructional professional in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and editorial adviser to The State Press, the university's independent student media outlet.


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