During The Mexican revolution in 1917 my grandmother, Estolia Santana, accompanied by her mother and six siblings, left their native homeland Tepospizaloya, Jalisco for El Paso, Texas.
After living long years of hardship in Texas, the family set out for Los Angeles, California in search of opportunity and the American Dream.
Out of desperation, Estolia took a job as a cook where she created a revolution of her own and developed her legendary cooking skills while providing for her five children she raised on her own.
Estolia was a self-taught chef and learned many styles of cooking. With limited resources she always put her own spin on everything she prepared especially regional cusine. Despite the hardship and daily struggle, preparing dinner for her childern and the art of breaking bread with the one’s you love was one of her true joy’s in life. Simply put, family was everything.
Show Us How You Salsa
Be sure to tag @estolias with how you salsa!
Tamales, mucho Tamales.
Find Your Taco Style
Estolia’s Tacos are good everyday and for every meal. Enjoy!
Make it Taquitos Today
Estolia’s Taquitos, plain & simple and add Estolia’s Salsa. Buen Apetito!
Salsa in Red
Estolia’s Rocks in Red!
Wake Up Your Senses
Estolia’s Pork Sliders Slathered with Estolia’s Pineapple Salsa. Deliciouso!
One Of A Kind Enchilada
Estolia’s Enchilada are to Die for. Buen Apetito!