In *1987*, Theresa Rodriguez, current owner and co-founder, reinvented the El Norte we all know and love today. Her vision was to create an authentic Mexican menu and to develop a strong relationship with customers. La Señora Theresa, as the local community calls her, started from very humble beginnings. She immigrated here from Mexico and took on any job she could find. Eventually, she was able to save up enough money to buy the restaurant with a business partner and embark on her biggest venture: to create the best Mexican restaurant. In the *90s*, she purchased the building El Norte operated in and became the sole owner of the restaurant. 30+ years later, La Señora Theresa maintains her convictions, which continue to show through El Norte’s dedication to fresh, from-scratch, high quality food.