Local Restaurants: A Taste of Mexico

During his 17 years working as district manager for the popular Midwestern restaurant chain Steak & Shake, Pedro Guzman always dreamed of opening up his own operation. Although he learned the ropes of running a successful restaurant operation through this experience, his dream was always to use his talent and know-how to create a truly authentic Mexican restaurant. His dream became a reality when he moved to Washington about seven years ago and entered into a partnership with sister-in-law Cecilia Naranjo Leal, who started out modestly with a taco truck in Kent. As the business picked up, she moved the operation to a small permanent location that could seat about 8 to 10 people. The restaurant grew to open another location in Shoreline and, two and a half years ago, a Tacoma location opened up at 1636 S. Mildred St. near Tacoma Community College, seating more than 30 people. The brightly colored, cheerful restaurant features truly authentic Mexican cuisine that Guzman himself ensures meets high standards for freshness and quality. ...read more

by Tacoma Weekly Oct. 9, 2013 at 1:28pm