Super Mex is a Mexican restaurant with over 14 different locations throughout Los Angeles and Orange county.
The founder Manuel Orozco and wife Socorro settled in California in the late 1950’s with the dream of starting their own restaurant that serving their native Mexican recipes.
The first Super Mex Restaurant opened in 1947 in downtown Long Beach. Since then, they created a name for themselves and been very successful.
“I’ve been visiting this restaurant since I was a little kid because of the great food,” said Anthony Gonzales, 25. “I remember when my family would come to visit and when we planned to go out to eat. Super Mex was always our first idea.”
Gonzales is a Bellflower resident and is a frequent visitor of the Lakewood, CA location.
On the days Gonzales does not feel like cooking, he calls the restaurant and orders his food for takeout. His go to food item is the beef taquito plate. This item includes two taquitos, either beef or chicken, topped with lettuce, sour cream and guacamole, with beans and rice on the side.
Super Mex has a wide variety of Mexican cuisines and drinks. The menu includes 32 different combinations pates. Also includes different types of burritos, salads, fajita plates, tostadas, tacos and taquitos and flautas. The restaurant includes import and domestic beers, as well as mix drinks and shots.
Once you enter the restaurant, it looks like there is another type of building within the building. It’s the bar area designed to look as a home form a village in Mexico. In the dining area, the walls are covered with pictures of villages in Mexico and the living styles of the country. The ceiling molding is covered with authentic Mexican ribbons.
The chairs and table reminded you as if you were eating at a restaurant in Mexico. The salt and pepper were in their own corona beer shakers.
The restaurant also offers an outdoor seating. This can always be an option when the bar area or dining area are crowded or on hot summer days when you want to enjoy the sunshine.
“Every time I come and eat here, it reminds me of my grandma’s cooking,” said Lorena Saucedo, 30. Saucedo’s grandmother is from the Mexican state of Michoacan and came to America in the 1970’s.
Saucedo loves her grandmother’s cooking, but is not always able to have her grandma’s food due to her old age and not being able to handle much task. “Honestly, Super Mex is probably the closest thing to my grandma’s food, and that is saying a lot,” said Saucedo.
Super Mex’s slogan is, “The best salsa north of the border,” and you can have a taste of their red salsa with the complimentary chips when dining at the restaurant. The salsa is mild, but has just little kick at the end of the flavor.
Saucedo and Gonzales both are longtime customers of Super Mex, and by tasting the food you can see why.