Francisco Mercado Sanchez, aka “Paco”, was born in a small northern town in Mexico. As a young boy he developed a passion for cooking. He worked many years perfecting the taco for which he would one d...ay become famous.
Paco and his wife, Cece, settled in what is now known as San Antonio, where he and Cece raised their family. In the year 1812, they opened their first restaurant right out of their home. The recipes were passed down from generation to generations, and can now be enjoyed right here in Austin, Texas!