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Guerrero's, Tempe's 31-Year-Old Family-Owned Mexican Restaurant, Set to Close This Fall

It's the end of an era for Norma and Victor Guerrero.

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The husband-and-wife team behind Guerrero's Mexican Food, 2148 East Apache Boulevard in Tempe, have decided to retire and close the business they started in July 1982.

Specializing in affordable, homemade Mexican food, the small and unpretentious counter service eatery, popular with the neighborhood's locals, is known for dishes like breakfast burritos, flautas, tacos, chimichangas, and Sonoran-style enchiladas.

"We're going to miss our customers the most," Norma says.

Norma tells me she and her husband are in the process of selling the property, which she says will be razed to make way for an apartment complex. And although there is not a confirmed date of when the restaurant will officially close, Norma says she and her husband will continue to run the business at least until June 30, when they will know more.

"We don't expect to be here in October," she says.

After working at their restaurant for over three decades, Norma tells me she and her husband are looking forward to retirement. She says the two of them plan to spend more time with their children and grandchildren in addition helping out with their church.

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Laura Hahnefeld
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