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Woman Taped Crashing Through Ceiling at Southern California Restaurant

The incident went down on Wednesday at Sabroso! Mexican Grill in Garden Grove

Sabroso! Mexican Grill
Sabroso! Mexican Grill
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Mona Holmes is a reporter for Eater Los Angeles and a regular contributor to KCRW radio. She has covered restaurants, dining, and food culture since 2016. In 2022, the James Beard Foundation nominated her for a Jonathan Gold Local Voice Award.

Diners at a respected Garden Grove restaurant were shocked to see a woman tumble through the ceiling on Wednesday night. The incident occurred at Sabroso! Mexican Grill, the same restaurant featured on Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

The woman allegedly asked employees if she could use the bathroom and for directions to a bus stop. Staff believe that she accessed the crawl space by removing the ceiling panels while in the bathroom. The owner and customers then saw the shape of a foot indent on the ceiling panels. One customer had enough presence of mind to start taping the incident, and before long, the woman fell some 20 feet to the ground.

Miraculously, there were no reports of injuries and minor property damage. CBS-LA reports that police believe she was under the influence of drugs. This family-operated restaurant opened in 2013, and is known for its pork tamale and chamorro plate.

Sabroso! Mexican Grill. 13129 Harbor Blvd Garden Grove, CA