Teresa’s Café Home Cooking-Mexican Style
Fifty-Six years ago, November 1950, Teresa C. Gallardo, a native of Jalisco, Mexico founded Teresa’s Café. Within five years of her arrival in Indio, she sensed a need and an opportunity to provide the community real home cooking-Mexican style.
Today, Teresa’s Café located on the original site at 45-682 Towne Street, is operated by Teresa’s daughter and grandchildren. Breakfast is served starting at 7:00 AM with all the favorites of nopales, chorizo, steak or the familiar bacon and eggs with hot cakes. As the day continues through lunch and dinner, the orders for enchiladas, menudo, chili verde, carne asada, chiles rellenos, machaca burritos, mole, fish, shrimp, pork chops, tostadas, tamales, caldo de res, liver and onions or many other combination plates, the kitchen is bussing with activity.
Most everyone familiar with Indio knows the historical spot of Teresa’s Café. If you haven’t been there for a while, come and renew your Taste buds with Mexican style home cooking. If you are a regular customer, Teresa’s Café thanks you for having allowed them the pleasure of serving you over the past 56 years.
Photo: Dora S. Navarro and Salima S. Calderon who share responsibilities in the operation of Teresa’s Café pose in front of the watchful eyes of Teresa’s Cafe founder. Photo by Ben Saiz, compliments of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce-Coachella Valley.