GOSHEN — For the first hour of business, the line was nearly out the door at the new Tacos El Portal Express on Caragana Court.

Months ago, owners of the popular food truck, Jesus Ordonez and Maria Avalos, usually found near the intersection of Chicago Avenue and Pike Street, decided to set up their own restaurant in the former Ritter's Frozen Custard building.

The biggest challenge in starting a restaurant is using the larger space to create more variety in dishes for customers, Avalos said, but customers can still expect the same food from the taco truck as well, including quesadillas and tortas.

After a few weeks of getting settled at their new location, Avalos said they will resume operating the food truck.

Ben Mikesell can be reached at ben.mikesell@goshennews.com or 574-533-2151, ext. 328. Follow him on Twitter at @ben_mikesell.

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