[dropcap]W[/dropcap]e’ve received numerous emails requesting a food review at Emilio’s Mexican Food & Cantina out in San Jacinto CA. We don’t get out there that often but since the requests kept coming in, we knew we had to go check this place out. I got there just a few minutes after they opened and was immediately greeted by Vanessa, one of their long time servers.
I wanted to try their enchiladas, so I ordered 1 of their house Enchiladas and one Mole Enchilada with rice and beans, with a cup of their Albondigas Soup. The soup was very good, however the action was the Enchiladas. The red sauce was fantastic and the Mole Sauce was nothing less than fantastic. The Rice and Beans were excellent and complimented my main dish.
Within just a few minutes the place was getting busy with their usual regulars. I was lucky enough to have been seated next to a wonderful couple that have been going to Emilios for years. San Jacinto locals Bill and Barbara Wright told me they love Emilios and have made this their usual stop when it comes to Mexican Food.
If you are ever out this way, it’s worth it to check this place out. I Know I’ll be back. Make sure to ask for Vanessa, she was fabulous! Thank you Emilios for the great experience and thank you Bill and Barbara for the great conversation.
Emilio’s Mexican Restaurant & Cantina was the creation of Emilio and Shirley Redin, who opened the doors of their new business on September 19, 1983.
Emilio’s has remained a local family business and is now owned and operated by the second generation of Redin’s – husband and wife, Juancarlos and Toni Redin. Three of their sons, Zachary, Joshua and Zane carry on with the family tradition by working in the restaurant and representing the third generation of Redin’s to work at Emilio’s.
Toni is a native of San Jacinto and was born and raised in the San Jacinto Valley, while Juancarlos was born and raised in the central part of Mexico, and arrived in San Jacinto in 1983.
They became owners of Emilio’s in September of 2000. Though over time, exciting new dishes have been incorporated into the menu, they continue to utilize the same recipes that were created in 1983. Combining these time honored recipes with the freshest ingredients available, gives the fare the consistency in flavor and texture that has made Emilio’s Mexican Restaurant & Cantina a favorite in the San Jacinto Valley for over 30 years.