From 14-hour days during the beginnings of their first restaurant in Long Beach more than 37 years ago, Super Mex founders Manuel and Socorro Orozco built franchises across Southern California. Inspired by the local cuisine of the village he was born in—Villa Jimenez, Michoacan, Mexico—Manuel brought his passion for traditional Mexican food to California, where the business grew with a dedicated following of college students. Striving to craft dishes that taste homemade, Super Mex offers Mexican classics such as burritos, tostadas, and flautas.
The first Baja Fresh opened in 1990 as a rebuttal to the country's spate of traditional burger-and-fries chains. Today, each location upholds the eatery’s original mission of providing an alternative to traditional fast food with a kitchen that fires meats, chops farm-fresh produce, and pours house-made salsa over grilled tortillas. Guests can nosh on tacos, burritos, quesadillas, and fajitas amid a dining room with decor more bright and cheery than the sun after it eats a bag of pixie stix for breakfast.
Cantina Lounge accommodates a sensory feast of traditional Mexican cuisine, televised sports, and DJ entertainment under one lively roof. Slide into a secluded booth with friends and compare designer swim goggles under the sleek backdrop of dark etched wood, moody candles, and distressed steel. Tongue-tingling margaritas pair finely with intrepid fusion tastes, such as the mini Shanghai tacos—four corn tortillas steaming with Asian-infused carne asada, mexican and sesame slaws, lime, and queso fresco ($7.99). Furnish empty tables with the torta sandwiches, which tower with select meats, garnishes, guacamole, and sides of beer-battered fries ($12.99), or complement star-spangled bibs with patriotic sauce dollops from the baby-back ribs ($11.99 or $18.99 each).
We offer Sonora style cooking. Famous for our sauces, everything is made from fresh ingredients in our kitchen. We use a variety of chilies and spices to bring flavor to our dishes.
We have a variety of seafood items, soups that are rich in flavor, and traditional Mexican dishes
Pepitos' band of salsa-crafting chefs arranges a menu of crispy tortillas bearing fresh vegetables and grilled meats steeped in authentic Mexican flavor. Bites of carne asada steak, chicken, or al pastor pork fill the toasted pockets of tacos, tostadas, and enchiladas in the Three Amigos platter, and layers of red or green chili sauce, sour cream, and guacamole help insulate the ranchero burrito's corn-flour sleeping bag. While nachos and quesadillas fill out the classic Mexican entrees, Pepitos also prepares edible arthropods to crackle and pop on skillets of shrimp fajitas or hang off glass rims in large shrimp cocktails. Diners can season their meal with a salsa bar stocked with freshly made mixtures or toast a successful panda birth with glasses of cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, merlot, or white zinfandel.