Jacqueline Anaya’s famous crunchy tacos will now be opening in Race Street with her same birria-based menu according to a Dallas Morning News article. They say,
“When Jacqueline Anaya moved to Fort Worth from south central Los Angeles in 2019 for what her family considered to be a safer, more financially secure life, she started earning money with a pop-up business selling Sinaloa-style Mexican food with aguachiles, ceviches, and micheladas. But it wasn’t until she offered tacos dorados de birria de res—the cheesy, crisp-fried tacos with stewed beef made famous on Instagram — that she began recognizing repeat faces.
Her resoundingly crunchy, smash-hit tacos fueled a food truck the next year. Now, they’re opening doors for Anaya’s first brick-and-mortar, Calisience, which will fete its grand opening Nov. 1 on Fort Worth’s blossoming Race Street. It will serve the same birria-based menu as the food truck on a block lined with new coffee shops and hit restaurants such as La Onda.”
But the road wasn’t always smooth for Anaya especially during the pandemic and that is precisely why she was very thankful to all the people who helped her on the way according to a Forth Worth article which says,
“I thought maybe it would take a few months, a year at the most,” she says. “I actually gave myself about a year to get it open. A lot of people thought the pandemic was coming to an end and things would get back to normal.”
She’s been adamant about not working with investors. “The ones I’ve talked to … well, those conversations always end the same way,” she says. “In some way or another, I would have to compromise.”
“It’s still a little hard sometimes to wrap my head around it all,” she says. “I don’t think I can put into words how grateful I am for what my customers have done, and now I can’t wait to do it on a whole new level.”
Accordingly, Anaya’s success was also made possible through social media, particularly Instagram.