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Discover the heritage-infused tacos revolutionizing Queens’ food scene

Fernando Ruiz grew up visiting family on Mexico’s eastern coast nearly every summer. It was important to his mother that he embrace his heritage. At the schools he attended throughout New York — whether Brooklyn Heights, the Upper West Side, East New York, or Bensonhurst (the family moved a lot) — Ruiz was often the only Mexican student in his class.