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Our Story

Rodrigo Padilla, came to the US in 1980 with a dream of opening an authentic Mexican Restaurant. In 2001 he launched Taqueria El Nacimiento, naming it after his home town near Arandas, Jalisco.

Years of dedication, vision & sacrifice have made El Nacimiento Restaurant a favorite multi-cultural destination for Metro Detroit & Canada. True to his home town of El Nacimiento, the restaurant offers authentic Mexican food in a family friendly atmosphere. 

Did you know that El Nacimiento means the Nativity? This is why we represent it in our logo. The restaurant is now managed by the next generations of Padillas: Alvaro, Joel, Daisy & Arely.  They continually update the restaurant to provide you with the most delicious, authentic Mexican dining experience in Detroit


"Celebrating Authentic Mexican Cuisine: A History of        El Nacimiento Mexican Restaurant"

El Nacimiento Mexican Restaurant is a family-owned business that has been serving up delicious, authentic Mexican cuisine since 2001. Our recipes come from the family’s roots dating back to the 1980s with our own taco stands on the corners in Guadalajara, Jalisco. We are experts in traditional Mexican food and we strive to bring you the best flavors and ingredients that Mexico has to offer. Our commitment to excellence and passion for flavor has kept our customers coming back for more. Come in and experience a taste of Mexico today.

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