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Classic Pico Rivera Mexican Restaurant Tonia's to Shutter on Saturday

The three decade old Mexican restaurant is no more.

Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Looks like there’s been a death in the Classics Week 2015 family. Longtime Pico Rivera Mexican restaurant Tonia’s is set to close their walk-up window for the last time this weekend, per the Whittier Daily News.

It’s been a pretty great run for the Zaragoza family behind Tonia’s, who have continuously operated the restaurant for three decades. Ultimately, the restaurant was done in by a variety of city codes and tax issues that leaned too heavily on the eatery’s thin margins, which were made all the harder to maintain by Antonia Zaragoza herself, who hated to raise the prices of anything on the menu, for fear of driving away the beloved locals.

For anyone in Pico Rivera with fond memories of Tonia’s, better get in line: the last burrito will be served on Saturday night.


4233 Rosemead Blvd, Pico Rivera, CA 90660 (562) 695-4322