Monday, June 17, 2024

Taquiza for Acapulco: CDMX taco stand brings thousands of free tacos after hurricane

After Hurricane Otis wrought devastation in Acapulco, damage to roads and infrastructure has slowed the arrival of aid. That’s why a number of individuals and businesses have taken it upon themselves to help get basic supplies to the disaster zone. One such business is Taquería Don Rey in Mexico City, which delivered more than 2,500 tacos to affected Acapulqueños.

Staff from the Taquería Don Rey in the Cuauhtémoc borough prepared and transported 120 kilograms of meat — enough to feed around 1,000 people. A team of chefs began to prepare the food on Tuesday, before delivering it two days later.

Imagen Noticias interviews residents at Taquería Don Rey’s makeshift taco stand in Acapulco.

The port city of Acapulco is suffering from a lack of basic necessities more than a week after the hurricane, which has caused billions of dollars of damage to the region.

Thanks to the tireless work of the staff of Don Rey, residents were treated not only to tacos and handmade tortillas but also to pineapple, guacamole, salsa and a full array of traditional condiments.

The taquería posted a message on their social media, explaining that they decided to help “our brothers in Acapulco, since they do not have food available in the region.” The restaurant also asked followers to make a contribution in order to deliver more food to those who need it most.

Staff from the Mexico City Don Rey taquería fed around 1,000 Acapulcan residents. (Rogelio Morales/Cuartoscuro)

This is not the first time that Don Rey has given away tacos to charity. The restaurant has previously operated a taco stand outside Mexico City’s General Hospital, providing free food to families of hospitalized patients.

With reports by Aristegui Noticias and Infobae

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