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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. 34° 21.055′ N, 119° 3.491′ W. Marker is in Santa Paula, California, in Ventura County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of South 10th Street (California Route 150) and E. Harvard Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is 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 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Birthplace of Union Oil Company of California (approx. ¼ mile away); Saint Francis Dam Disaster Memorial
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.
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Portolį Expedition (approx. half a mile away); Fillmore's First Bank & Masonic Hall (approx. 8.9 miles away); 317 Central Avenue (approx. 8.9 miles away); Fillmore State Bank (approx. 8.9 miles away); 320 Central Avenue (approx. 8.9 miles away); 328 Central Avenue (approx. 8.9 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."
 
Also see . . .  . ... In 1936, the capacity was 23, a slight difference to our now 150! The wine came in barrels from the city of Ojai. The ice box was stocked when the iceman came by. Soda sold for a nickel, beer was just a dime. Unfortunately, that changed with the passage of time... (Submitted on October 12, 2014, by James King of San Miguel, California.)
The Best Huevos Rancheros Anywhere image. Click for full size.
By James King, October 8, 2014
3. The Best Huevos Rancheros Anywhere
 
 
Additional comments.
1. La Familia Diaz Restaurant is Closing
It was announced at the beginning of the year that, sadly, this wonderful restaurant will be closing at the end of 2015.
    — Submitted January 20, 2015, by James King of San Miguel, California.

 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 11, 2014, by James King of San Miguel, California. This page has been viewed 264 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 11, 2014, by James King of San Miguel, California.   2, 3. submitted on October 12, 2014, by James King of San Miguel, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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