HOLTVILLE — Mi Casita Restaurant recently opened in Holtville at the site of the former Ma Lupe's restaurant.
Owner Virginia Duran said that since moving her business to town she has come to realize the majority of her regular customers hail from the Carrot Capital city.
"No matter where I move," Duran said, "there are some special customers who follow me. That makes my heart full of joy."
Born in Brawley, Duran grew up in Mexico and has lived in El Centro since 1969. She learned to cook while caring for six younger brothers and sisters while her parents cooked at a labor camp. She operated Mi Casita in El Centro for 13 years at two different locations.