La Tapatia was established in South San Francisco in
1976 by Eduardo Haro and Humberto Campos. The business was
primarily open as a tortilla factory to supply tortillas to restaurants
and other stores. However, a small storefront was included to sell
their tortillas, along with other Mexican food products to the general
public. This was
one of the first Mexican stores of its kind to open in the downtown area of
South San Francisco, along Grand Avenue.
Through out the years, the storefront has expanded
and added a small taqueria. In 1987, La Tapatia stop mass
producing tortillas and concentrated their efforts in expanding the
taqueria. The taqueria became so successful that the store included
the service of catering food for large orders and companies.
Along with their freshly made corn tortillas,
La Tapatia prepares fresh Mexican foods every day like burritos, tacos, tamales,
nachos, and quesadillas. Also prepared daily are other food items
like carnitas, roasted chicken, a variety of salsas, and guacamole to name a few.
The store also offers its customers various imported Latin American food