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How It All Started

Deeply stationed in the exposed kitchen behind a small ordering counter is Maria Dolores Perdomo, or Lola. She was raised in Jalisco, Mexico, but has been in Tiburon for over 25 years working in various capacities, including a cook at Guaymas and a barista at Caffé Acri.

Since Lola’s opened in May of 2018, it has drawn mostly locals, but word of mouth is spreading about the little taqueria set behind a white picket fence. Inside you'll find a vibrant color scheme with yellow and orange walls accented by bold blue trim and festive bright stools, lights, serving dishes and napkins. Mexican folk art and mariachi music completes the scene.

Made-to-order dishes prepared in a bustling tight space can take some time but the atmosphere feels relaxed and unrushed. You’ll often find at least one of Lola’s five children helping out at the taqueria, some of whom also worked alongside Lola as baristas at Caffé Acri.

“We all have our own careers now … but our dreams would never have come true if it weren’t for our mother and this is why we still find time to support her,” says her daughter, Johana. As for Lola, she is grateful to be in a supportive community!

Article By: Leanne Battelle - Marin Independent Journal

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