In 1981, Luchita Galindo decided to follow her dream of opening her own business. After years of hard work and perseverance, she and her son Jorge Galindo opened the doors to a small Mexican restaurant on the Westside of Cleveland; their restaurant is Luchita's Mexican Restaurant. With the same casual atmosphere of a dine, Luchita and Jorge served up authentic, fresh, hot and delicious food to as many customers as they could fit into their small restaurant.
By the late 80's Luchita's had built a reputation for itself. Then in the 90's the Galindo's realized the demand for fresh, authentic, Mexican food. We could see the publics' taste changing; people could recognize and appreciate authentic Mexican food. This is where we flourished.
From a 24 seat restaurant in Cleveland, Ohio to 5 Luchita's Mexican Restaurants, established in 1981, Luchita's Restaurant Inc. now employs approximately 117 people, and serves over 24,000 customers each month. Stretching from Cleveland's Westside to Mentor in the East to Elyria in the Far West and Parma in the South, Luchita's continues to grow from a small restaurant to a corporation in the Greater Cleveland Area.
Marketed as a family restaurant, Luchita's Mexican Restaurant, Inc. features a wide selection of authentic regional Mexican fare including a variety of Mexican salads, soup, main dishes and "specials", specifically designed to introduce the diverse, festive and colorful flavors of one to the world's most exciting cuisines by Head Chef, Reynaldo Galindo.
Each restaurant boasts a Cantina where Luchita's Signature Margaritas and Award Winning Dishes make every visit a fiesta. With increasing demands for new and interesting flavors, Luchita's management under the direction of Alex and Rey Galindo, continually searches for new authentic menu items including the recently introduced "Costilla de Res," marinated seasoned shanks served with Black Beans with Epazote; and "Tasajo Oaxaqueno" a succulent dish from the beautiful state of Oaxaxca.
Although Luchita's Restaurant, Inc. uses state of the art accounting and operational techniques, the management style remains very "hands on." Employees are treated as family, and in turn, treat their customers like family. In keeping with this friendly approach, the company routinely establishes a strong presence in each community it joins by supporting a variety of charitable efforts. A feeling of fun and camaraderie is a staple at every Luchita's Restaurant.
Winner of many awards from both food writers and consumers, Luchita's has been acclaimed as "Best Authentic Mexican Restaurant," "Best Mexican Restaurant," "Best Ethnic Restaurant." With a mission to be the industry leader in the Retail Food Market, specifically Authentic Mexican Restaurants; Luchita's Restaurant Enterprises, Inc. is committed to excellence in guest satisfaction, food quality, service, presentation, and creating a "family" atmosphere.