The History of Teresitas Restaurant

Teressitas Restaurant specializes in authentic Mexican cuisine with recipes that have been handed down from one generation to the next - originating from the Pueblo of Teul de Gonzalez Ortega in Zacatecas, Mexico.

Teresa's has been sharing her masterful hand at cooking homemade dishes for the public for over a decade when it was first called Puerto Nuevo Restaurant. In 1983 it began as a humble establishment with a seating capacity of 25 and a take-out counter completely run by Teresa and her family contributing in sharing various responsibilities to maintain the restaurant.

Through Teresa's flavorful dishes and the family's eleven-year dedication to the restaurant, they decided to expand and renovate its facilities to accommodate a growing clientele in order to provide a casual, welcoming and authentic Mexican dining experience. On March 28th, 1994 the restaurant was officially and appropriately renamed Teresitas Restaurant.

Now the restaurant has its own staff, and eldest son Tony manages the day-to-day operations, while Teresa's husband maintains the facilities, and Teresa can still be found supervising the kitchen, preparing the daily menu, serving dishes and greeting the customers with a warm and welcoming smile.

About Us

Antonio Hernandez

Teresa Campos
"The" Teresa of Teresita's Family Restaurant; Founder, Owner and Chef, originally from Zacatecas , Mexico. Teresa, brought her authentic cooking when she migrated to the United States in 1969

Antonio Hernandez Jr.
General Manager & Director of Development
Tony and Mom Teresa Campos on the Restaurants 23rd Anniversary Celebration, May 1st, 2004.

Our indispensable prep-cooks


Sheriff Lee Baca

Miss Zacatecas here to compete for 2002 Miss Universe.

Community leaders:
Congress Woman Hilda Solis, Activist Dolores Huerta and Judge Teresa Sanchez Gordon.