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Tamayo family couple starting restaurant
North Bay Business Journal, July 28, 2008

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Sonoma Latina Grill to open

Novato Advance, October 8-14, 2008

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Sonoma Latina Grill's Fresh Focus is Welcome

Marin Independent Journal, April 7, 2009

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Bargain Bite - Sonoma Latina Grill
San Francisco Chronicle, April 16, 2009
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Fresh, faster food has Hamilton Marketplace sizzlin'
Pacific Sun, June 8, 2009
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Two New Family Friendly Restaurants in Novato
Marin Mommies, March 31, 2009
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Wine Dine & Deal Review
North Bay Biz, May 2012
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"We bake and grill fresh natural food all day long so that you and your family & friends can enjoy a delicious, affordable meal."
Lucy and Michael Tamayo, Owners

Customer Satisfaction Specialist for aroma, taste, and touch and co-founder of La Tortilla Factory Inc., Santa Rosa California. In the early years, and while attending SRJC, Mike managed La Tortilla Factory's taqueria and restaurant which were later sold as the company focused on the wholesale tortilla market.  In the early 1990s, he attended the American Institute of Baking at Kansas State University, receiving a certificate in baking science and technology.  Mike graduated from Sonoma State University in 1993, and then received a certificate in Food Industry Management Concentrated Program from the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business. Mike has been acknowledged by several trade magazines for being the pioneer in the tortilla industry and responsible for the birth of the entire specialty tortilla product category in the six billion dollar a year industry.

Gabriel Castillo, Event Manager

Gabe was born and raised in Sonoma County, the heart of wine country. He began to nurture his passion for culinary cuisine by drawing from the region's vast culinary styles and fresh ingredients.  In his youth, he studied grape varieties while cultivating vineyards and bottling wine in the Dry Creek Valley area. Later, he was taken under the wing of the Tamayo Family, when he joined the famed La Tortilla Factory. There he became involved in all aspects of the business from manufacturing through distribution. Inspired to quench his appetite for the industry, he attended the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco, graduating with an emphasis in Management. He continued his educational growth at California State University Sacramento, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Entrepreneurship. For nearly five years, Gabe was involved with Sacramento’s premier bed & breakfast, the Amber House. Over that period, he helped manage the site, and preserve its elite status as Sacramento's only AAA Four Diamond Inn.  Gabe recently reunited with Michael Tamayo, to aid Michael with his newest endeavor, Sonoma Latina Grill, Marin County's hottest organic Fresh-Mex restaurant. Currently, Gabe is generating new business for the restaurant, while leading the catering division and helping manage operations.

Here is the Sonoma Latina Grill Allergen Chart.

   Truth in Tortilla-tizing
 
Myth

Most foil wrapped burrito shops will tell you they use artisan or natural preservative-free tortillas for their burritos.


 
Fact

They may not be familiar with the ingredients printed on the box. If you are moving real soon, just ask them for some empty boxes that their flour tortillas arrived in, the boxes make great storage containers for shoes and your old 45s.
 
Sonoma Latina

Trusted Ingredients
Unbleached Wheat Flour
Filtered Water
Natural Sea Salt
Canola Oil
Aluminum Free Baking Powder