Honoring Local Restaurants for Immigrant Heritage Month


The Los Angeles City Council declared June as “Immigrant Heritage Month” to highlight the impact foreign-born individuals have on society. To commemorate the occasion, I had the pleasure of honoring Alfonso Martinez—the owner of the local restaurant Poncho's Tlayudas.

It was my privilege and honor to share Alfonso’s moving story with my colleagues, and now with you—our friends and neighbors. Born in Oaxaca, Mexico, Alfonso has been in inspiration to the South Los Angeles Community. Just a few years ago, he arrived in America with very little, and now, he has a successful business selling his famous mole and award-winning Tlayudas.

Today, Alfonso’s establishment serves as a popular gathering place for our beloved community. It’s where families come to have Sunday dinner and relax after church, and new customers feel like they are sitting at their kitchen table.

Please don’t forget to continue supporting our local, small businesses. Poncho's Tlayudas is located at 4318 S. Main St., Los Angeles 90037.

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