Local family-owned restaurant, ‘La Comida’ celebrates 50 year anniversary


‘La Comida’ restaurant located in Mangrove Plaza. Photo credit: Alejandra Fraga

The La Comida restaurant celebrated its’ 50-year anniversary from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. out in the Mangrove Plaza parking lot Saturday.

The restaurant, which serves Mexican food, is located in the Mangrove Plaza on Mangrove Ave in Chico.

Mangrove Plaza
Mangrove Plaza, location of one of the restaurants in Chico. Photo credit: Alejandra Fraga

The event consisted of prizes, a wheel of fortune, food specials and more for anyone who came.

“My parents started the business… what we’re doing obviously works so we don’t reinvent the wheel everyday,” said Michael Pavis, owner of the restaurant.

When asked about their customers, Pavis said, “25 years ago this place was filled with college students…it’s not now, we don’t get a lot of college students.”

“We’re on the other side of the world… we still have our backbone (parents, little kids, families), not so much the college students anymore.”

Alejandra Fraga can be reached at [email protected] or @alifragster on Twitter.