Taqueria La Cumbre History
Many credit Raul and Michaela Duran, of Taqueria La Cumbre, with the creation of the now famous "Mission-Style Burrito" from their meat market located at 515 Valencia Street in 1969, which they converted into Taqueria La Cumbre in 1972. In fact, flour tortillas were not available at that time, so Michaela and Raul hired a young man to make them early every morning at La Cumbre. He did this every morning before he began High School at Mission High. His name was Jorge Santana who left Taqueria La Cumbre to join the Classic Latin-Rock Group Malo. Jorge and Malo went on to create many Top 40 Latin Hits (see Jorge Santana's bio; Places in my Heart.
They instilled a simple philosophy to provide only the finest and freshest ingredients in every offering. They implemented strict guidelines to make sure that these ingredients came farm fresh to all Taqueria La Cumbre guests. In the end, choice meats and organic produce, when available, cost more, but all Taqueria La Cumbre Guests are worth it! After all, we are only as good as our last burrito.
About Our Food
Those who love authentic Mexican dishes will appreciate our burritos, tacos, and enchiladas, made to order with fresh choice cuts of meat, beans and only the best produce. The enchiladas and Fajitas are made to order!
For seafood lovers, we feature a delectable garlic, lemon and wine sauce on our fresh fish and wild prawns for a taste unlike any other.
As a casual California restaurant, we welcome all patrons and offer a family-friendly environment. We'll go the extra mile to make sure you're satisfied!