Customers coming to one of our restaurants for the first time are surprised to learn we are not a chain. We are the Leon family, and each of us works in different roles in our company.
Our parents, Jesus and Maria Leon, were born in Jalisco, Mexico and relocated the family to Minnesota in the early 90's. Over the years they raised nine of us... kids, that is.
Those of us who are old enough are actively involved in all aspects of the restaurants. From architecture and construction, to equipment repair and maintenance, to electrical engineering, cooking, catering, menu planning, bartending and of course the day to day running of the restaurants. We do it all.
From oldest to youngest, all nine of us:
Maria, Jose, Carlos, Alex, Sam, Veronica, Martin, Jesse, Lupita
Maria and Jesus Leon opened their first restaurant in December of 1996. The Leon family brings you a real taste of Mexican food as it’s found in Mexico today. Authentic and strongly traditional, Acapulco offers a cuisine with explosions of imagination, combined with the highest quality of Mexican produce. Our menu was created to cater for all. With such a vast selection of dishes, we’re confident you’ll find something you’ll enjoy.
From our family to yours, thank you for your business and continued loyalty throughout the years. We appreciate you all very much!
-The Leon Family