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LULU'S MISSION STATEMENT   LuLu's Mexican Food restaurants serve fresh authentic Mexican cuisine with the highest quality ingredients, for a reasonable price. Our diverse menu is comprised of home-style recipes reflecting our rich Hispanic heritage and multicultural traditions. LuLu's offers their communities delicious, healthy food in a family-friendly atmosphere.

The story behind LuLu's traces back nearly 40 years and introduces our friends to our commitment to fresh, authentic Mexican food. It also relates the energy and vision that its founders carried with them until the first restaurant opened in 2005. We believe you will agree that LuLu's offers a different approach to Mexican food for everyone in the Palo Alto, Los Altos, Menlo Park and San Carlos areas. It's all about family-style meals, fresh ingredients and caring about the communities we serve. Come see us soon for great tasting Mexican dishes you'll love!

Natalie Richardson's idea for what was to become LuLu's Restaurants originated in Michoacan and Tayoltita, two small pueblos in the heart of Mexico, back in the 1960's. It grew when a young couple met at a small Mexican restaurant in Tucson, Arizona in the early 1980's. It continued to grow when a family immigrated to the Bay Area in the 1990's. It finally came together in 2005.

Lourdes (Lulu) has been working with Natalie since 1996. LuLu's family comes from Michoacan and her history is steeped in the preparation and enjoyment of her native cuisine. Natalie's husband grew up in Tayoltita, a small mining town, for fifteen years. As Natalie and her husband courted each other while attending the University of Arizona, they found one of many things they had in common was enjoying well prepared, traditional and fresh Mexican food.

The match was simple - Natalie's creativity, energy and understanding of the area she grew up in and LuLu's inspiration, talent and quality-oriented approach to creating wonderful family dishes. The recipe of these two individuals combining their talents resulted in the creation of LuLu's on the Alameda in 2005.

Natalie's and LuLu's passion is to prepare and serve the freshest, authentic Mexican food. They want you to eat healthy, leave happy and share your positive experience with your friends.