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Tesoro Fine Mexican Restaurant delivers an authentic dining experience
Tesoro, a new Mexican eatery in Turlock, uses a modern dcor to create a welcoming atmosphere for their patrons. - photo by KRISTINA HACKER/The Journal

Type of Business: Mexican food restaurant

Hours: 11 9:30 p.m. Sunday – Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday

Location: 1687 Lander Avenue

Contact Information: 620-8475

Specialty: Par de Tesoros

History of Business:

After seeing his wife, Angelica Valdez, work in the restaurant business for 17 years, Greg Valdez knew that she could handle the ins and outs of owning and operating their own business. He and Angelica would dream up names for their restaurant and kept recipes in a small journal, waiting for a chance to bring their vision to life.

Ten years later, dream turned into reality when Greg and Angelica opened Tesoro Fine Mexican Restaurant in Turlock on Nov. 15, 2015. They brought along with them Angelica’s brother, Manuel, and the cook from her old restaurant, Mike, who were both eager to bring an authentic Mexican dining experience to the community of Turlock.

While there are a large number of Mexican restaurants in Turlock, Valdez believes that his establishment stands out from the rest.

“There are three things every good restaurant should have, and that’s good service, good food and a good atmosphere.” said Valdez. “We have all three.”

The atmosphere in Tesoro is warm and welcoming with wood paneling on the walls, romantic lighting and wide, open seating.

“I wanted to make it a comfortable, family atmosphere,” said Valdez.

Despite only being open for four months, Valdez said that the restaurant already has regulars come in. With delicious specialty dishes such as the par de Tesoros, a lightly-breaded chicken breast topped with garlic sauce and shrimp, it’s no wonder that people keep coming back for more.