Mitla Cafe

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602 N Mount Vernon Ave (6th St.)
San Bernardino, CA 92411
(909) 888-0460
Café, Mexican, Latin American
$

Foursquare Tips

  • Since 1937...wow! Don't forget to check their Facebook page for daily specials.
  • Delicious food
  • Gloria's special my favorite mmmm!!!
  • Great enchiladas! :-)
  • Still owned by Lucias grandchildren and great grandchildren at the same location. The exterior of Mitla is simple Spanish-style, with some river rock inlay.
  • A landmark on Route 66, this Mexican cafe opened in 1937 as a lunch counter by Lucia Rodriguez & expanded its size in the 1940s. Mitla is the oldest surviving Mexican restaurant in the Inland Empire.
  • Steak picado, Chile relleno, etc.
  • Excellent food. Reasonable prices. Great home made tortillas.
  • Opened 1937. A landmark on Rte 66, this small Mexican cafe is where Glen Bell borrowed the taco recipe for Taco Bell.
  • It has a special place in American Fast Food culture
  • Their taquitos are amazing. Plus, the salsa they serve on the side (not the one for the chips) is delicious.
  • Guevos rancheros are bomb!
  • All the waiters are cute ;)
  • Glen then opened several taco stands in the early 50s and went on to open the first Taco Bell in Downey in 1962 using the same recipe.
  • Apparently Glen Bell, who had opened Bells Hotdogs and Hamburgers across the street in 1950, borrowed Lucias taco recipe and began selling tacos himself in December 1951.
  • The interior still has a long wood laminate eating counter along with rust colored booths and tables, ceiling fans and old photographs.