Joe’s Taco Lounge FAQ’s

Who owns this place?

The memory of Joe Leis still reigns supreme, but he passed away in 2003. The restaurant is now owned by his wife, Marni and his son (Marni’s step-son) Gabriel Leis. Gabriel has a sister, Luciel, who is also involved from time to time in the restaurant - so it’s a family affair.

Are you guys religious? / What’s with all the iconography?

Joe was a non-practicing Jew (or a practicing non-Jew), Marni a devout Canadian, and Gabriel and Luciel were born in India, raised in a cult, and schooled on classic MTV, which of course depleted their attention spans toward anything ecclesiastical. What we all have in common is our love and knowledge of good food. That is our religion.