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Herydan Maza

How does one transform a passion for construction into owning a beloved Mexican restaurant? Join us as we explore the incredible journey of Herydan Maza Hernandez, a dynamic entrepreneur from Mexico City who has made a significant impact in Northern Virginia. From his move to the United States in 1999 and his initial foray into commercial real estate, to overcoming personal and professional hurdles, Herydan’s story is nothing short of inspiring. We discuss how he transitioned from his successful contracting business to opening La Taqueria in downtown Leesburg, all inspired by his wife’s love for authentic Mexican cuisine.

Peek behind the curtain of Herydan’s life as he shares the intimate details of balancing multiple business ventures and family responsibilities while expecting their third child. Discover the strategic steps he and his wife took to ensure the restaurant’s success, from navigating the misconceptions of owning a restaurant to leveraging social media for effective marketing. This episode sheds light on the emotional and practical challenges of entrepreneurship, emphasizing the importance of perseverance, having backup plans, and diversifying income streams.

Concluding with an intimate look at La Taqueria, you’ll get a taste of the cherished family recipes that resonate with authenticity and dedication. Herydan’s journey is a testament to the power of resilience and passion, offering valuable insights and advice for aspiring entrepreneurs. Tune in to hear his heartfelt story and be inspired to visit La Taqueria to experience the vibrant flavors of true Mexican street food that have quickly garnered a loyal following.

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