Archive ID: FIC-0000-014

The Mexican Inn menu

Date Created: undated

Donor: Southeast Chicago Historical Society

Media Type: Object

Language: English


Mexican Inn was a popular restaurant with all groups in Southeast Chicago from the 1960s until when it closed in recent years. In an oral history, Dolores Garcia Reyes told how her sister Ernestina opened the Mexican Inn with her husband Mario Cornejo in 1961. The restaurant was located at 9510 S. Ewing and would close from Jan to March when the family traveled back to Mexico. Dolores described how her sister Ernestina (then Garcia). who was born in 1931, was the first young woman chosen as “Queen” of the Mexican Independence Day parades sponsored by the Mexican Patriotic Club of South Chicago. Their father NIck ran a barbershop called “Nuevo Mundo” in South Chicago when they were growing up. After he died, their mother had opened a candy store.

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