WAITE PARK - A local favorite in the world of Mexican food is shuttering its doors.

Taco Villa, located along Division Street in Waite Park, will have its last business day on Christmas Eve.

Cole Friel has worked at Taco Villa for 8 years alongside his mother, who has worked there for over 20 years. He says the decision to close the restaurant was based on necessity.

Friel says they're going to miss their customers a lot.

Taco Villa has been in business for 46 years.