Monday, February 8, 2016
The Story Behind Favela's Fusion
Veronica Favela-Diaz is the owner of Favela’s Restaurants located in Fairfield and Vacaville. Born and raised in Northern California, Veronica is a first generation of Mexican decent and is the first of three children to Elisardo Favela and Josefina Saucedo. She was lured into the culinary world at the young age when her father’s passion for food was the center of attention at dinner time.
By 1993 and demand from out-of-town customers, prompted Veronica to expand the business and open a second location in Vacaville which has been a success since it’s opening. Never straying from the original intention, never losing focus on consistent and affordable Mexican food and excellent service, the restaurant continued its steady rate of growth. By 1998 a third location on the north side of Fairfield was opened.
While attending College, a young Veronica and her father found a need for a new style of Mexican restaurant; it would be a casual style with festive surroundings and by 1991 the first Favela’s in downtown Fairfield was opened. Two years into the business and never giving up in school, Veronica successfully completed college and obtained a Bachelor Degree in Education from the Sacramento State University.
Shortly after marrying her best friend Edgar, the couple traveled all over México to uncover the traditional “Sabores de Mexico” and thanks to the entrepreneurial success of the restaurants; they were encouraged to elevate their own standards in the Mexican cuisine. These travels inspired them to open in 2008 their latest venue: - “Favela’s Fusion Tequila Lounge”. This restaurant obtained the prize for the Best New Business in Solano County and has obtained great recognition in the community for the fresh contemporary new take on Mexican cuisine.
Veronica has always been eager to improve things in the community; she has been a member of the Fairfield Planning Commission and during her term, she assisted in the re-development of Fairfield’s Downtown.
She whole-heartedly believes in always providing the best customer service, continuously learning about food, culture and always having fun with “La Familia”.