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El Tepeyac #2 Coming Soon...

Sign outside El Tepeyac #1 today announcing El Tepeyac #2 Coming soon to Crossroads Parkway, City of Industry.

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    1. Was'nt there an El Tepeyac on Rush in South San Gabriel or Montebello? I ate there a few times, it was a poor representation of the original. Hope this branch is a true duplicate(as far as food is concerned). Ciro's FTW!!

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      1. re: DWB

        It was on Portrero Grande near the Resurrection Cemetary. You're right, they didn't really duplicate the food. They sold that location out to someone else. I think there was also one in W. Covina off the 10 freeway?

        1. re: monku

          There is an El Tepeyac Hacienda, in Chino Hills. They say they are not affiliated with the ET in East LA, but they have the same menu, including the Manuel burrito.

          1. re: reality check

            There's also an El Tepeyac near the Costco in Alhambra that isn't affiliated with the original...been there 18+ years.
            The one in Monterey Park is now called Marquez El Tepeyac Café and I guess it was originally opened by the son of Manuel.

            I think Tepeyac is a place in Mexico and I guess you can't copyright a name.

            1. re: monku

              I think Tepeyac is the place where the Virgin of Gaudalupe appeared.

              1. re: monku

                Monku, I know you posted this last year, but I just saw this thread. Is the El Tepeyac in Alhambra any good? I pass by it every so often on my way to Costco but I'd rather get the pizza slice sometimes.

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                El Tepeyac Restaurant
                385 E Mill St Ste 4, San Bernardino, CA 92408

        2. Knowing the affinity my nerd colleagues have for overstuffed burritos, I wonder if the nearby Fry's Electronics will begin making anyone with a beard and glasses wash up before entering the store? EDIT: ;-)

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          1. re: hnsbmg

            LOL!!! I was like, Crossroads Parkway.... what they hell is over there that made them want to put it THERE... I totally forgot about the Frys (I always used to go to the Anahiem one) now I can see how it would work... LOL!!

            --Dommy!

            1. re: Dommy

              Also, the new NFL stadium isn't far from there... it'll be a good stop for people headed back toward LA or Long Beach.

              1. re: Das Ubergeek

                You mean the stadium they haven't even broken ground on yet? Having survived the construction of Petco... even if we get a team, it's going to a be a LONG time before they capitalize on that investment...

                --Dommy!

                1. re: Dommy

                  And the likelihood of a stadium being in Walnut/City of Industry is nearly Zero, as other venues will be getting all the attention very soon.
                  But El Tep will not need the 8 or so games to be successful in this location. Frys and the lack of competition in this area should create major demand and a high volume.

                  1. re: carter

                    I guess El Tep does have some cache... but after some 25+ years regularly traveling past that location on the 60 lots of restaurants have tried and failed because it's not s destination for anyone that is not doing business there... and it's absolutely DEAD on the weekends...

                    --Dommy!

                    1. re: Dommy

                      Yeah... you don't go there unless you're going there. It's not like La Whittier, where you get off because the traffic sucks so mightily on the 5, or further east on the 60 where it's New New Asiantown.

                      1. re: Das Ubergeek

                        I passed by here today and they aren't open and seem to be a long way from opening. It's going to be about 5 months since this thread was started, thought we would hear something.

                        There was an El Tepeyac Cafe in Chino HIlls, that had everything like the original, but closed down within 6-8 months.

                        1. re: reality check

                          They're Open as of this week! Same hours as the Boyle Heights location.

          2. I just had dinner here and the food quality is exactly the same as the original. The restaurant is significantly bigger with a bar area that only serves "beer and wine", the dining room, and an outdoor patio. I have to say that this place has given life to that sad strip mall, filling the parking lot pretty good.

            I ordered the chilaquiles and the people I was eating with ordered the okie machaca burrito and the menudo. The chilaquiles were great, and I think larger than ordering an actual burrito. Sat at the bar since it was open seating and did not feel like waiting 30 mins just sit in basically the same restaurant but with flat screen tv's.

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            1. i actually spoke with Manuel at the original on evergreen about this 5-6 months ago. he confirmed that they are related, though somewhat of a franchise. the owners of the new location are paying him a very large royalty, and he has complete control in getting it going. they also have options for other locations. so watch out! (i told him that i hope that they continue moving south along the I-15.)