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Santa Paula in Ventura County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Familia Diaz Cafe

Formerly Las Quince Letras

 
 
Familia Diaz Cafe Marker image. Click for full size.
By James King, October 8, 2014
1. Familia Diaz Cafe Marker
Inscription.
Jose Angel Diaz and Josepha de la Torre came to Santa Paula from Mexico with their parents. They met in 1916 while working at Limoneira Packing House, married in 1919 and started the first cafe at their home in 1935. In 1936 they moved into a larger building on this site, the family home and cafe for 10 years.

Antonio and Celia Diaz came into the family business in 1952. Dan and Sandra Diaz joined their parents in 1980. A few years later, the cafe was enlarged and the name changed to Familia Diaz.

The Familia Diaz cafe has become a part of the cultural and social history of Ventura County, after 55 years and three generations.
 
Erected by Ventura County Cultural Heritage Board. (Marker Number 132.)
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 34° 21.055′ N, 119° 3.491′ W. Marker was in Santa Paula, California, in Ventura County. Marker could be reached from the intersection of South 10th Street (California Route 150) and E. Harvard Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 245 S 10th Street, Santa Paula CA 93060, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Birthplace of Union Oil Company of California (approx.
Familia Diaz Cafe image. Click for full size.
By James King, October 8, 2014
2. Familia Diaz Cafe
The marker is visible to the left of the door.
¼ mile away); Saint Francis Dam Disaster Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Ebell Club (approx. 0.4 miles away); Portolá Expedition (approx. half a mile away); St. Francis Dam Disaster (approx. 1.3 miles away); Santa Clara Schoolhouse (approx. 3.8 miles away); a different marker also named St. Francis Dam Disaster (approx. 6.7 miles away); The Somis School (approx. 7.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Paula.
 
More about this marker. The marker is next to the main entrance which is on the north side of the building off of the parking lot.
 
Regarding Familia Diaz Cafe. The original name, Las Quince Letras, was a play on words/letters - there are fifteen letters in the name Las Quince Letras, Spanish for "the fifteen letters."
 
Additional comments.
1. La Familia Diaz Restaurant is Closing
It was announced at the beginning of the year that, sadly, this wonderful restaurant
Marker is Missing in 2018 image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, July 26, 2018
3. Marker is Missing in 2018
This is now the Chapala Mexican Restaurant. The owner said there was no marker when they bought this restaurant.
will be closing at the end of 2015.
    — Submitted January 20, 2015, by James King of San Miguel, California.

 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
The Best Huevos Rancheros Anywhere image. Click for full size.
By James King, October 8, 2014
4. The Best Huevos Rancheros Anywhere
New Restaurant image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, July 26, 2018
5. New Restaurant
The online menu says “Formerly Familia Diaz”. It does not have Huevos Rancheros.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 10, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 11, 2014, by James King of San Miguel, California. This page has been viewed 360 times since then and 12 times this year. Last updated on July 27, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1. submitted on October 11, 2014, by James King of San Miguel, California.   2. submitted on October 12, 2014, by James King of San Miguel, California.   3. submitted on July 27, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   4. submitted on October 12, 2014, by James King of San Miguel, California.   5. submitted on July 27, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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