In 2011, Abu Omar (owner and founder of Abu Omar Halal) opened Houston's first halal food truck, then known as "Abu Omar Taco." As luck would have it, the Arabic version of our signage at the time read only “Abu Omar Halal (not taco)" and the name soon stuck!
In those early days, our truck served mostly halal tacos, but we quickly discovered that our chicken shawarma was a customer favorite. Since then, we have focused almost entirely on Mediterranean classics, including our specialty shawarma. Abu Omar Halal now has six locations in the Houston area including the Texas Medical Center, Galleria Area, Katy, Cypress, Montrose and Clear Lake.