Lubbocks, Texas – Taco Villas Lobo, a Mexican restaurant in the Lubbicks’ Little Lobo neighborhood, has received numerous complaints about its owners, a report said.
A recent audit by the Texas Department of Transportation found that Taco Villa Lobo was in violation of the building code by failing to properly maintain the building’s parking lot and parking deck.
The inspector’s report also found that the restaurant was not properly sanitized, and the restaurant’s building was unsafe.
The restaurant’s owner, Jose Lopez-Lopez, has pleaded not guilty to charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, a felony, in connection with the case.
The owner is scheduled to appear in court in Little Lobos courtroom Thursday.
The Texas Department for Transportation’s report cited violations such as inadequate parking, improper storage, insufficient cleaning, and improper storage of food.
“We will continue to take all necessary actions to ensure that Taco Village Lobo continues to meet the highest standards of quality and safety in our restaurants,” the agency said in a statement.
“The Taco Village’s recent inspections show that the company is working hard to fix some of the issues found, and to make improvements that improve our customers’ experience.”
Lobo and his wife, Ana, opened their first restaurant in 2015 and quickly gained a loyal following among locals.
In the months following the Lobos’ opening, a video of the family performing a taco on a live feed went viral, and they began making a point of promoting their Mexican food.
Their restaurants became popular with locals and tourists, and local restaurants began to fill up with patrons eager to try their new cuisine.
In 2017, the Lopos opened their second location in the area, at the intersection of U.S. Highway 71 and I-45 in Lubbons Little Lubbocker neighborhood.
The couple also recently opened a restaurant in San Antonio, Texas.
The new location has received positive reviews from Lubbers.
“This is a great place to eat,” said local resident Jennifer Williams.
“They have a lot of good food, and their tacos are amazing.”
Lubbos Mayor Sam Nunn said he is pleased that the Taco Villase Lobo is being investigated.
“As a city that is home to some of America’s best taco restaurants, we must ensure that our businesses are operating in compliance with the laws that govern our communities,” Nunn wrote in a tweet.
“Our inspectors will continue investigating and taking action if necessary.”
A Taco Villasse Lobo in Lobo.
Photo credit: Taco Villacase Lubbings Little Lillo restaurant has received hundreds of complaints about the López-Lobos, including several from residents who claim to have eaten at the restaurant.
“I’ve had a lot more people come in who said they liked their tacos, but they didn’t want to eat there anymore,” resident Lauren Kastel told Breitbart News.
“It’s been really hard to be here.
They just don’t care about the quality.”
The taco spot is currently open at 8 p.m. daily.
The Lopros also opened their own taco shop in 2016, at 4500 North State Road, in the Little Lili neighborhood of Lubbills Lili.
The shop sells items such as Mexican tortillas, burritos, tacos, and tacos de pescado, as well as other Mexican cuisine.
The Little Lilli restaurant is open 7 days a week, with customers paying $3 for a taco or $6 for a burrito.