Zion to the Rescue

Picture this: Zion Williamson shooting hoops in Tulane University’s Yulman Stadium… only, instead of basketballs, it’s t-shirts wrapped like Felipe’s burritos, and instead of a hoop, it’s the Tulane student section, during the season kick-off game against Florida International.

Providing you were unable to envision such an outlashish scene, here’s a short video:

It all started when our Felipe’s team showed up to the game in our habitual attempt to spread the #FelipesFiesta with the Tulane student section. Everything was all fine and dandy, until our one-of-a-kind Felipe’s Burrito Gun™ (which is technically still in beta testing) decided to glitch out, putting us in a real pickle.

Luckily, we have a backup plan for these kinds of… fumbles.

We enlisted (politely asked) our close pal, Zion Williamson, along with his fellow Pelicans’ first-round picks, Jackson Hayes, Nickeil Alexander-Walker, and Tulane Basketball coach, Ron Hunter, to help toss our Felipe’s burrito-wrapped shirts into the student section. No CO2 gun needed with this crew.

Crisis averted. The student section went wild & the Green Wave defeated FIU 42-14. The end.

Muchas Gracias to Zion, Jackson, Nickeil and Coach Hunter. We really owe you all some real SUPER Burritos.

-Timmy Tacos

Zion to the Rescue was last modified: August 30th, 2019 by Felipe's

Mawi Tortillas at Felipe’s

Staying true to our mission and values, the Felipe’s Family is constantly looking for the best ways to guarantee our guests the freshest and most authentic experience as possible. In doing so, we are super excited to deliver even more authenticity through our menu in our newest partnership with the local tortilla experts at Mawi Tortillas.

Family-owned and operated since 2017 by El Salvador native, Carlos Avelar and his son, Chef Will Avelar, a former right-hand man to celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse, the duo took over Mawi Tortilleria as a means to spend more time together.

Known for its fresh, artisanal tortillas, Mawi Tortilleria embodies an authentic, hands-on operation that uses its own signature corn masa blend made from combining corn flour, water and salt. The mixture is then baked to perfection in a gas-fired conveyor oven, that can only be described as downright awesome.

“A good tortilla will bring you that memory of home, like mama used to make for you,” Carlos told NOLA.com. “It’s the flavor, the texture, the color, all of it.”

That’s right. We’re talking fresh, authentic corn tortillas, made by the freshest and most authentic father-son duo #GOALS. Swing by Felipe’s to experience deliciousness that is Mawi tortillas!

-Timmy Tacos

Mawi Tortillas at Felipe’s was last modified: August 21st, 2019 by Felipe's

¡Tequila Time!

National Tequila Day

Celebrate National Tequila Day on Margarita Wednesday, July 24th, at Felipe’s. New Orleans, Naples, and Ft Myers Beach restaurants will be offering $4 margaritas all day and our Gainesville restaurant will feature all-day BOGO margaritas and entertainment by Elio’s Latin Show from 5 – 10 PM.

Every Felipe’s rocks margarita is made using fresh-squeezed key limes. Try our Top Shelf Margarita to experience the key lime juice paired with our house-made orange liqueur and agave syrup. It’s truly the perfect cocktail to salute National Tequila Day.

A wise man once said, “A little tequila, sunshine, and tacos never hurt anybody.” That man was Matthew McConaughey. Last I checked, Felipe’s has tequila, sunshine*, and tacos. So, If you wanna be like Matthew McConaughey (and why wouldn’t you?), it makes sense that you would celebrate National Tequila Day with us at Felipe’s with tequila, sunshine*, and tacos. #AlrightAlrightAlright

*weather permitting

-Timmy Tacos

¡Tequila Time! was last modified: July 29th, 2019 by Felipe's

BOGO for National Mojito Day

Bogo Mojito

BOGO for National Mojito Day

July 11 is National Mojito Day (yes, it’s real), and I honestly could not think of a better way to celebrate than with BOGO Mojitos at Felipe’s.

Always fresh and made to order, Felipe’s hand-squeezed mojito keeps the minty characteristics of its Cuban cousins. Our skilled bartenders tear mint leaves into a glass, add in sugar and lime juice, and muddle the ingredients by hand. Served up in our hand blown collins glasses with a fresh mint garnish, and you have one of Cuba’s perfect contributions to the world of cocktails. These mojitos are a sight you just can’t ignore.

Nothing says summer quite like a fresh Felipe’s mojito, which is perfect, since you know… it’s summer. So, swing by your local Felipe’s to beat the heat and celebrate National Mojito Day like a pro. Let’s get this BOGO!!

-Timmy Tacos

BOGO for National Mojito Day was last modified: July 12th, 2019 by Felipe's

Thank You for Voting Us the Best

The Felipe’s Family would like to give a huge thanks to the great city of New Orleans and Where Y’at Magazine for voting Felipe’s as the “Best Taco & Burrito” in their Reader’s Choice “Best of the Big Easy” competition. With a record number of votes submitted, we are honored to be the Reader’s Choice within such an established group of worthy options.

In addition to being voted #1 in the “Best Taco & Burrito” category, Felipe’s earned recognition in other categories, such as “One of the Best Budget Eats”, “One of the Best Margaritas”, and “One of the Best Fast Casual Restaurants”.

“Felipe’s Taqueria has shown that it remains relevant and even more popular after being in New Orleans for almost 15 years. To receive so many votes in so many different categories is a testament to the hard work and dedication that the Felipe’s team puts into every meal. I personally go there at least twice a month,” said Josh Danzing, publisher and founder of Where Y’at Magazine.

We are truly thrilled by the responses and will always continue proving our dedication to you by offering fresh and authentic Mexican cuisine through the Felipe’s experience.

To show our appreciation, we would like to offer 10% off all online orders, using code VOTE. Swing by your neighborhood location to see what all the fuss is about and get your hands on the best tacos and burritos in New Orleans.

-Timmy Tacos

Thank You for Voting Us the Best was last modified: August 9th, 2019 by Felipe's