Business of the Week – La Mission Villanueva

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Be sure to read The Prowers Journal each week when the Lamar Chamber of Commerce and The Prowers Journal highlight a featured Business of the Week.

This week we are proud to spotlight La Mission Villanueva, located at 100 Savage Avenue
in Lamar and you can call them at: 719.336.8888

La Mission Villanueva started its fourteenth year this past December and, as a family, we have more than forty years of Mexican Food Tradition. My mother, Mary Madrid, and my grandfather started the “Sunshine Café” in Rocky Ford in the late 50’s. Later my father, Joe Masias Sr., founded the “Mission Bell Inn Restaurants” in Colorado Springs.

We are a Family Franchise, individually owned and operated. We are built on a “Tamale Foundation, one Tamale at a Time” just like my mother taught us many years ago. Our family recipes are packaged for consistency in cooking and serving and everything is made from scratch without any preservatives just like we cook at home. WE SERVE OUR FOOD FRESH, RIGHT WHEN YOU ORDER IT.

We are a family of eleven and there are approximately fifteen Masias Family Restaurants, including nieces and nephews, continuing in the Mexican Food Business. We are scattered throughout Colorado and stretch as far as Texas.

Our SPECIALTY IS GREEN CHILE. We cook and serve Green Chile Mild, Medium or Hot, using fire roasted chile that is grown in the Arkansas Valley.

Our Mission is to serve delicious Mexican/American Food in a clean, friendly, pleasant and SERVICE DRIVEN dining experience. We can also assist you on those special occasions with your catering needs.

Mission Villanueva is open seven days a week at 11:00 am. During the winter we are open usually until 8:00 or 8:30 pm. Summer hours are 8:30 to 9:00 PM. We plan to stay open until 9:30 to 10:00 pm once we open our new Cantina.

In the coming months you will notice a few changes at the Mission Villanueva. We have gone to a POS System which should improve customer service and billing. Hopefully, this will alleviate the long wait time when cashing out, especially at lunch time. Other improvements that you will notice are a new HVAC energy efficient system for the dining room, a new energy efficient roof designed specifically for restaurants, and a new exterior Walk in Cooler/Freezer which will allow us to incorporate the new Cantina into our business. Those customers who are in a hurry, can speed along their orders with our “drive-thru, take-out” window. Use the turn-around portion of our parking lot that circles the restaurant, and pick up our order from the convenient window.

Look for additional seating in our soon to be remodeled and enlarged “Cantina” especially for singles and people who want to watch sporting events, have a bite to eat and enjoy some draft beer. Our hope is the Cantina will compliment our family dining customers. We pride ourselves on having one of the cleanest kitchens in the area and staff takes the time to conduct two clean-ups a day. We also purchase as much of our food locally, as possible.

As always, we love being in Lamar and look forward to continuing to be a vital business and tax base for Prowers County and surrounding communities. We know we are only as strong as our “Customer Base” and are always looking for ways to improve our delivery of food and service. Please feel free to let us know how we are doing!

(When in Falcon visit my son, Michael Thomas at La Mission on Woodmen and McLaughlin Roads, 719.495.7052. And my daughter Mary in Calhan at La Mission Burrito, 719.347.2142, east bound on Highway 24 to Limon.)

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