Our passion for fresh food comes from our founder, Mary Vasquez. Throughout her childhood in Central Mexico, she cooked with her mother and grandmother, helping to prepare family meals. When she moved to the States, she married Mike, had children of her own, continuing to make her favorite recipes from her childhood.
Her burritos soon became the best on the block, and pretty soon, kids from all over the neighborhood gathered at the Vasquez’ home for a taste of real California Mexican food. People began to ask her to open a restaurant.
In 1973, Mike and Mary took over an existing restaurant in Corona, CA and renamed it “Miguel’s” in honor of Mike’s grandfather. Over the next two years, business improved to the point that they decided to lease a fast food restaurant just two miles down the road and named it “Miguel’s Jr.” This became an instant favorite with locals and travelers on Interstate 91 going between Orange County and the Inland Empire. Now, there is a full-service Miguel’s California Mexican Cocina Restaurant in Corona at the Shops at Dos Lagos and 21 Miguel’s Jr. fast food restaurants throughout the Inland Empire and Orange County.
Today this family tradition continues. It is our promise to deliver the freshest, best tasting California Mexican food each and every day.