Malachi Delgado is the third generation of the Rizk family that has made a living working at Herbert's Taco Hut.
"I was pretty much raised in here," Delgado said.
His grandparents Herbert and Dora opened the corner grocery store in 1972. Four years later they expanded.
"They started off with five tables and they started selling tacos," Delgado said.
The restaurant you see today has been built around the original taco stand.
"There's a hut in this restaurant,” Delgado said. “You can see the wall, you know it's a rectangular shape and that is the hut and so everything else is built around it."
Herbert's likeness continues to smile down at the customers that have been coming for decades.
"He was a happy person, and a generous person at that, but also a businessman, and he knew how to engage with the customers and create what we have now," Delgado said.
Known for their work ethic and determination, Herbert and Dora Rizk fittingly met while at work.
"My grandmother and grandpa met picking cotton,” Delgado said. “They were migrant workers who weren't able to go to school because they had to work. From there it just went on to become very successful people."
That legacy continues, thanks in part to the food that has kept people lining up.
"We have people that come in, that have been customers since '76, and they love this place because nothing's changed, the food has always stayed the same," Delgado said.
Herbert's has expanded to a second location in New Braunfels and a growing hot sauce business.