photo of El Taco Santo Food Truck

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About Us.

Three friends took a leap of faith and started a taco truck business.  The food truck only offered one option for a choice of taco filling.  After perfecting the art of creating and serving great tasting tacos over the course of 3 years from the food truck, they decided to move in to a brick and mortar building allowing them to expand the menu with additional choices.  They couldn’t have done it without all of their loyal customers supporting them for the three years and beyond.  They are now in the process of expanding the brand to other locations around Phoenix.  Not a day goes by without showing appreciation back to the local communities that have made it possible for this dream to become a reality.

Photo of a Red El Taco Demon Food Truck
Suite 5 front of Taco Santo store

Our Resto.

In November 2019, El Taco Santo opened the first storefront at 4025 E. Chandler Blvd, Phoenix, Arizona, in Ahwatukee.  The taco truck is still available for catering events.

On January 1st, 2021, the El Taco Santo family invited Johnny Byrd to join to manage the Ahwatukee location.  The new partner had to be someone that lived in the local community, loved the brand, and truly believed in the standards and not just another business person.  It is our belief that this approach will help maintain the high quality products served to our local communities.

We share the Plaza at Mountainside with several other businesses such as Trader Joe’s, Pomegranate Cafe, Star of India, and Panda Express

El Taco Santo Ahwatukee storefront

Our Food Policy

We stand behind everything we serve.  We order ingredients several times per week to ensure quality fresh ingredients are used. Our kitchen prep team prepares our salsas daily.

Our Core Values

Provide our customers with high quality street tacos.  Always place customer service at the top of the list of priorities.

Team of Chefs

Meet The Taste Experts

We have several Chefs on our staff that have roots in Mexico.  This lets our customers enjoy as close to authentic meals without being in Mexico proper.


Be a Part of Our Restaurant

We are happy to accept resumes to keep on file should we expand and open another storefront. There are currently no plans at this time to expand until 2022.



Head Chef

photo of Adrian Co-Owner at El Taco Santo

Adrian Felix Gallego

Lead Chef / Co-Founder

John Byrd 2017

Johnny Byrd

Ahwatukee Manager / Partner

Cesar Martinez

Lead Chef/Co-Founder



Sous Chef

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Your reviews help us to keep the path of what we are doing.  If we should ever stray, the reviews help to correct.  They are also an invaluable tool for others in their decision making progress on where to spend their money in our local community.  Please take the time to post your reviews.  If you have a negative experience, we ask that you bring it to management’s attention and give us the opportunity to make it right.

Open Hours

Mon - Sat
11 AM --- 8 PM
11 AM --- 6 PM

Happy Hours

Enjoy $2 Beers

Mon – Thur, 3PM – 5PM

Fri – Sat, 4PM – 6PM