La Texanita Restaurant is family-owned and operated by the Mendez family. In 1997, sister Gabriela came up with the idea to start a catering truck company serving tasty Mexican food using family recipes. As the business grew, sister Alma soon joined her and after several years of operating their successful catering truck business, the pair opened La Texanita at its present location on Sebastopol Road in Santa Rosa. Today, their restaurant is a family affair with Gabriela and Alma joined by brothers Joaquin and Omar and Alma's wife Elizabeth to run the daily operations. Brother Omar designs and paints the murals throughout the restaurant and Joaquin is the main cook. La Texanita has become so popular that it has been featured by chef Guy Fieri on the Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Make sure to stop by their lively restaurant in the heart of the Roseland neighborhood of Santa Rosa for some tasty and authentic Mexican food.