Francisco was born in Arandas, a city in the Mexican state of Jalisco known for its giant antique church bell. Martha was born in the town of Jiquilpan, Michoacan. After Francisco worked in several taquerias in Mexico City, He then immigrated to the United States where he lived with some of his cousins in the city of Alhambra, and Martha whom he knew in Mexico, joined him a few years later. After moving to Pomona and working several other type of jobs, Francisco and Martha saved some money and in 1979, with $2000.00 in their pockets they purchased a catering truck which they parked on Eleanor St. and East Mission Blvd, and promptly began cranking out an all-taco menu that delighted their Latino customers.
After several issues with the City of Pomona, their business was stopped for about 7 months and most of the money earned and saved in one year was spent in one month on routine expenses. This situation left them with the only option of opening their own restaurant.
That's how they bought a converted office space and opened Tacos Jalisco on West Missions Blvd. The name was derived from Francisco's home state of Jalisco. After 5 years, they saved enough money to buy the property at 595 W. Mission Blvd., where the current Tacos Jalisco sits across the street from the old one..
It took another 3 years of saving before Francisco and Martha could start building the new restaurant, which opened in 1990 and is now home to Tacos Jalisco #1..
And thanks to their efforts, dedication and the great variety of mexican food and pan dulce Tacos Jalisco has to offer, now Francisco just opened Tacos Jalisco y Panaderia in Ontario. Which is the 3rd restaurant to now.