SAN JOSE, CA: El Halal Amigos, the popular East Bay food truck, has announced expansion by way of the concept’s first brick-and-mortar restaurant in San Jose, CA. The restaurant, located at 1100 Lincoln Avenue in the highly sought-after downtown Willow Glen neighborhood, will celebrate its opening on Saturday, February 5 with a community-focused Grand Opening celebration. Beginning at 12 PM, attendees will be welcomed with live music by local artists, including Grupo Revelo and DJ Maddawg, and the first 100 guests will receive a free Agua Fresca with their order.
El Halal Amigos features a 100% Halal menu boasting some of the most popular dishes found in authentic Mexican cuisine. Core menu selections include street tacos, burritos, and plates, which can be ordered with a choice of protein including brisket barbacoa, chicken a pastor, carne asada, and vegan potato & cauliflower. The restaurant prides itself on using locally sourced ingredients in a full scratch kitchen, where salsas and its fan-favorite NAR sauce are made in-house daily. All tortillas are gluten free and many items can be ordered vegan to accommodate a range of dietary preferences or restrictions.
El Halal Amigos was founded in 2020 by South Bay native, Hisham Abdelfattah. Inspired by his deep appreciation for Mexican cuisine and travels throughout the country, the Filipino and Palestinian chef set out to share the flavors, from the farm lands of Zitacuaro Michoacan to the street style cooking techniques of Mexico City, at El Halal Amigos. The concept was also built on a philanthropic mission and connection to community, and has committed to donating a portion of proceeds every month to local charities and nonprofit organizations including Islamic Relief USA.
“It is such a fulfilling moment for us to finally open our first brick-and-mortar restaurant within the Willow Glen community,” said Hisham Abdelfattah, Owner of El Halal Amigos. “Two years ago, I had a vision of opening my own restaurant, serving the unique halal-Mexican mix that stems from my roots, and it wasn’t long before our food truck came to be. We’re very thankful to our loyal customers and are excited to bring an extended menu of delicious cuisine and fun environment to San Jose. Orale Habibi!”
The San Jose outpost, located at 1100 Lincoln Avenue, #160, will be open Monday through Thursday from 11:30 AM to 9:00 PM, and Friday and Saturday from 11:30 AM to 10:00 PM. The food truck can be found at 4050 Alder Avenue in Fremont Tuesday through Saturday from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM. For more information or to view the menu visit ElHalalAmigos.com. Follow @elhalalamigos on Instagram and Facebook to stay up-to-date on the latest happenings.