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This week’s “Business Spotlight” is Taco Mar, which is located at 122 E Gay Street! We sat down with the owner, Danny Alkassmi, to get the inside scoop.

1. Tell me about your business and what makes it unique.

Taco Mar was born out of a love for authentic Mexican cuisine, giving back to the community, and providing stellar customer service. I lived in Southern California for many years before moving to West Chester, and I wanted to bring the wide range of flavors from Mexico to this community in a way that would excite them.

2. What services or products do you offer?

You can enjoy our delicious food in three convenient ways:
  • The Burrito Bar: build your burrito or burrito bowl with us, seeing all of our ingredients, and selecting your favorites to make it your way.
  • The Taco Stand: transport yourself to Mexico City, with a selection of your favorite tacos made fresh from our vertical grill with Al Pastor and Suadero Style temptations.
  • The Baja Grill: make yourself at home and let our master chef prepare you a delightful meal from our delectable menu.

We also have a variety of appetizers, desserts, and drinks!

3. How long have you been in business?

We’ve been open in West Chester for 6 years, and we’re excited to announce that we’re expanding this year with new locations in Downingtown and Malvern!

4. What do you love most about being located in West Chester?

West Chester has such a unique mix of customers, visitors, and businesses. We are so lucky to have the loyalty of our locals as well as business from new faces visiting town. From students at WCU to professionals working downtown, West Chester has a diverse and inclusive community where everyone feels like they belong!

5. What can you tell me about the culture or atmosphere of your business?

When you walk into Taco Mar, we want you to feel right at home amongst friends and family.

6. Is there anything else you would like to share about your business?

We cannot thank this community enough for their support during Covid. The kindness, commitment, and loyalty they showed us was something I’ll never forget. We had lines down the street waiting to support our business, and even when people were tight on money, they still managed to give us tips. When we look back at that time, all we think about was how the community saved us. We wouldn’t still be here without them!

Visit to see our menu, or follow us on social media at @tacomarwc (We’re trying to reach 6K followers on Instagram!)

About the author : Rebecca Schmidt