Friday, October 21, 2016

It’s back to business at Atwater Village’s Tacos Villa Corona

maria and felicia flores of tacos vila corona

Maria Flores (left) with daughter Felicia

Storefront ReportATWATER VILLAGE — For more than two decades, Maria Flores has served up tacos and burritos from her small take-out restaurant on Glendale Boulevard. But for the past three weeks, a hand-made sign in the window said that Tacos Villa Corona would be closed “until further notice” and asked passersby to “pray for us,” raising questions and concerns. But this morning found Flores back behind the stove and customers once again ordering their favorites at the take-out window.

The restaurant closed abruptly after Flores underwent major surgery much more quickly than expected, leaving little time to notify customers about what was going on.  Her daughter Felicia, who works alongside her mother, said a customer was waiting as they opened up this morning. Another customer came by later after she ran into another Villa Corona patron who had just picked up his order.

“We have the most beautiful customers,” the elder Flores said. Her first day back found Flores feeling fine but moving “just a little slow.” But she anticipates getting back up to speed soon.

“You just got to get back into it.”

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