Lt. Gov. Bysiewicz meets with restaurant owners for Hispanic Heritage Month
Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz and members of the Greater Norwalk Chamber of Commerce stopped by Los Portales restaurant today in Norwalk for Hispanic Heritage Month.
The Mexican cuisine is about as authentic as you can get. All the recipes come from the mother of owner Joel Gaytan.
Gaytan says he and his wife Irma moved to the U.S. from Mexico in the '80s and first opened Los Portales Bodega on Fort Point Street in East Norwalk where they sell groceries, fresh meats and tacos.
They opened up Los Portales Bakery & Restaurant, which has since relocated from East Avenue to South Main Street in South Norwalk.
The couple makes cakes and Mexican pastries as well as tacos, burritos, tortas, and sandwiches and platters.
Last year, the South Norwalk spot added a tequila bar with over 200 types of tequila.
On Tuesday and Friday nights, Gaytana has a mariachi band to provide live entertainment.
Bysiewicz and other officials met with Gaytan to discuss challenges the business has been facing, but to also show support for local Hispanic-owned business.