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Olá: New Taco Restaurant Opens In Pleasantville

Rosie Hernandez at Falafel Taco, which opened earlier this month on Wheeler Avenue near the Pleasantville Train Station. Photo Credit: Provided
Falafel Taco, a Mexican/Middle Eastern eatery which opened on April 10 at 30 Wheeler Ave. in Pleasantville. Photo Credit: Provided
A view of Memorial Plaza and the Pleasantville train station from a window seat at the village's newest eatery: Falafel Taco. Photo Credit: Jon Craig

If you want friendly customer service and falafels that overflow with a fresh, tasty mix of Mexican and Middle Eastern food and sauces, then the newest restaurant overlooking Pleasantville's railroad station is worth a visit.

The back of their menu tells the rest of the story:

“When Rosie and I met, we daydreamed about opening a taco shop. It was the blending of our families that brought this combination of Mexican and Middle East together. It started by cooking for our blended family of vegans and meat eaters. By making our own falafels with fresh bread, and homemade tahini, latkes with fresh guacamole, Mexican matzoh ball soup. The fusion of Mexican and Israeli was born.”

Once occupied by the original Pony Express --- and then a flower shop -- Jonathan and Rosie Hernandez opened Falafel Taco on April 10 at 30 Wheeler Ave.

Meals are prepared from scratch and made to order. Customers complimented the freshness, taste and presentation of the food.

Rosie and Jonathan started planning the restaurant six months ago. They both had over a decade of food service experience. He works at Kennedy Airport food services and she did the same at La Guardia.

Falafel Taco is primarily a take-out business, but there are about 10 indoor seats. There will be outdoor tables in warmer weather.

Rosie worked closely with Bill Kromberg and Steve Groth, mentors with SCORE Westchester in White Plains, a nonprofit that offers free advice to small businesses.

"SCORE Westchester played a valuable role in guiding us through the financial and business planning aspects of our restaurant project and dream. We are off to a great start with many repeat customers and a welcoming community," Rosie Hernandez said.

Falafel Taco is open every day but Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

For questions or phone orders, call 914-579-2526

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