A Mexican immigrant’s dreams of moving to the United States in pursuit of being an entrepreneur became a reality when he was just 18. Osiris Hoil was forced to overcome many obstacles in an effort to immerse himself in a new culture. A particularly difficult point in life was when the 2007 economic crisis hit and Osiris was laid off, forcing him to start from scratch.
Osiris refused to be discouraged, and with tons of hard work and dedication, he discovered his passion for combining his Mexican cooking (most notably in the form of his mother’s recipes) with his new American lifestyle. In 2009, Osiris and his neighbor, Marc Wallace, got together over some homemade chips, salsa and guacamole and decided to launch the District Taco food cart in Rosslyn.