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FRIDAY FLAVOR: El Rey brings authentic Mexican food to Norfolk

Happy National Taco Day! 13News Now went to a local spot where anyone can find authentic Mexican dishes.

NORFOLK, Virginia — Eleven years ago, the El Rey franchise began.

The Zepeda brothers who run and own the place said business is booming. 13News Now stopped by their "El Rey #2" location off of East Little Creek Road in Norfolk, to talk to co-owner Luis Zepeda.

He prides himself in serving authentic Mexican dishes.

"It's homemade, we make our tortillas fresh off the spot, corn, flour. We make everything in house. A bunch of grandmas recipes," he said.

The most popular items include their homemade guacamole and burritos, tacos and Mexican corn also known as "Elotes."  They also have a wide array of meats.

"Every hour of the day, different people coming in, getting different tacos. It's amazing to see everybody try the different foods," says employee, Colin Kindred.

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The one common feature everyone seems to rave about at "El Rey #2" is the atmosphere.

"This place is always loving. It's more of like a home base. You go to a lot of other places and you have to wait extra long for your checks and your food and you feel like you're not actually a part of the establishment," said customer Blake Baker. 

"El Rey #2" runs taco deals every Tuesday, and they also serve up some delicious drinks. Make sure to check them out and as always tell them Madison sent you! 

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