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Celebrating 75 Years

Con Mucho Gusto

In 1941, our founders Pedro and Cruz Cortez began a journey to fulfill their American Dream. With hard work, a collection of family recipes and $150, they started a three-table café at El Mercado. Seventy-five years later, our familia has grown to include four restaurants and more than 600 loyal team members dedicated to providing the highest quality food, authentic culture and sincere hospitality to our guests.

Proud of his Mexican roots, Pedro was equally proud of his United States citizenship and often declared, "I'm an American by choice, not by chance." His strong patriotism, commitment to preserving our culture, and drive for excellence were guiding principles in raising our family and growing a business that has a long history of community involvement. As the Cortez Family welcomes the third and fourth generations into the family business, we humbly continue Pedro's commitment to our city, state and country.

We honor the legacy of Pedro and Cruz with this celebration of God's many blessings and the traditions of our culture. 

Muchas Gracias, 

La Familia Cortez

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