We had the good fortune of connecting with Pedro Alanis and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Pedro, what is the most important factor behind your success?
The most important factor for my success would be my family and the support system that I have behind me. Without them I would be nothing. My family has been working in this industry for over 40 years. There is a lot of family tradition that comes with that. A big part of the success behind my brand has been bringing together those long standing traditions and combining them with my daughter’s new innovations. We make a great team and dreamed up Bully Taco together.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Bully Taco is all about bringing the taqueria to you! I grew up in the kitchen of the very first taqueria in Dallas, Taqueria Pedritos, which opened in 1978. I remember sleeping in boxes in the back of the restaurant while my family cooked and worked overnight to meet the demands of running a growing business. I was born in Mexico City and coming here to the U.S. was an opportunity for me and my family to achieve our American dream. With Bully Taco we are delivering that same traditional taqueria experience, but giving it to our clientele in a mobile format. “Taquizas,” which are basically taco parties, have been around forever. However they aren’t well known outside of the Mexican community. It was my daughter, Leslie Carranza, who helped develop a marketing plan to bring this Mexican tradition to the mainstream community as a whole. I had been doing Taquizas on a smaller scale before my daughter came onboard and we rebranded to Bully Taco. Unfortunately, this was right at the beginning of the Covid pandemic. If there is one thing I’ve learned from starting a business during that time it’s to be flexible and be willing to cater to your clients. That’s what helped us survive through that difficult time. Truly I owe my success to the support of my family and the loyalty of those clients. By the grace of God we’ve won the game and now I am operating a successful business not only with my daughter, but with my step father and son in law as well. It’s a dream come true. We are able to bring people the experience of being in a taqueria directly to them and sharing that piece of my family and my history with others is the greatest feeling.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I would probably want to take them somewhere like El Taquito on East Grand which has some of the best Tex-Mex food in Dallas. I would definitely have to make a stop in Deep Ellum for some good music at the Green Room too. Hopefully they are visiting in the Fall and we can hit up the State Fair for corney dogs and a turkey leg. But, the one thing we can’t forget to do is visit AT&T stadium home of the world famous Dallas Cowboys.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
The greatest influence in my life has always been my mother Blance Garcia. She gave me my strong work ethic and taught me everything I know about cooking and working in a kitchen. Her recipes were the inspiration behind Bully Taco and her legacy lives on every day I get to share them with our clients and everyone we meet.

Website: www.bullytaco.com

Instagram: @bullytacodfw

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