About Us

We invite you to visit us soon and enjoy the most delicious Mexican food in Reno! Made from authentic family recipes handed down through 3 generations. Only the choicest meats and freshest vegetables, delivered daily, find their way into our Cocina (kitchen).

All our Sauces, Salsas, Chips, Chicken, Beef, Pork and Fish dishes are prepared FRESH daily by hand. No Cans, No Boxes, No Packaged Spice Mixes and NO LARD!

You’ll taste the difference in every delicious bite. Our extensive menu offers a wide selection of dishes appealing to all tastes. Our Cantina features a Full Bar with over 50 different Tequilas and our cool, refreshing Margaritas will have you speaking Spanish in no time!

El Adobe Cafe Mexican Restaurant opened on February 24th 2000 in a building that used to be a very popular old bakery called Polly Ann’s on Arroyo St. just off So. Virginia behind what is now the Antique Mall (that building used to be…).

El Adobe owner-chef Raul Berumen was born in Jalisco, Mexico and although his mother didn’t allow men in the kitchen he was always curious about cooking and observed what she was doing to help develope his early culinary skills. Raul moved to southern California in 1976 and worked as a chef in a number of high-end restaurants and hotels.

A few years later he moved to Reno and worked as a chef at 2 Guys from Italy, an Italian reataurant at the corner of So. Virginia & Moana Ln (now the home of La Vecchia), Bally’s Steak House, Famous Murphy’s and spent 12 years at Bertha Miranda’s.

Raul is as good with hand tools as he is with kitchen tools having done nearly all the remodel and construction work himself, including the floors, the booths and whole bar area.

Raul’s son Javier has been working with his dad since high school and now helps manage the restaurant. El Adobe has received numerous awards and accolades and would like to Thank You for your continued support and patronage.

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