Mitla Café in San Bernardino gets a visit from ‘CBS Sunday Morning’

San Bernardino’s Mitla Café may be known for its menudo on the weekends, but on Sunday, Nov. 21, it was also featured on a national TV news program.

“CBS Sunday Morning” aired a 4 1/2-minute segment on the family-owned restaurant that features CBS News correspondent Lilia Luciano interviewing co-owner Michael Montaño and general manager Patti Oquendo, descendants of founder Lucia Rodriguez.

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In the interview, Montaño shares highlights from the restaurant’s nearly 85-year history, including how his grandparents gave their recipe for hard shell tacos to Glen Bell, who then ran a local fast-food stand called Bell’s Hamburgers but who would go on to found Taco Bell.

The segment mentions the Mitla Cafe’s chile rellenos and house-made tortillas.

The entire episode of the talk show was devoted to food, which host Jane Pauley explained was a pre-Thanksgiving tradition.

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