CASA DE LOS MILAGROS
Julian Gonzalez Sr., opened Pepe’s in Edmond, and Laredo’s in Oklahoma City, using many of the
same recipes that had been handed down for generations.
“It was 1986 when Pepe Gonzalez opened Laredo’s, on Northwest 63rd Street until Chesapeake
bought us in 2005.”
Construction began on the new building at 5111 North Classen a short time later, but the project
was plagued with delays: a lawsuit was filed against the first contractor, and then a second
contractor abandoned the project a few months before the building was finished.
Laredo’s finally reopened in September, 2009.“ The building took so long to construct, and while
we were closed the El Chico Corporation had opened a restaurant in Penn Square Mall called
‘Cantina Laredo.’ They did not like us using the name ‘Laredo,’ even though it had been our
name for years.
“Our attorneys advised us it would be quicker and easier to change our name. We were given the
date of December 24 as the last day we could use the name ‘Laredo’s.’ So early on Christmas morning
, with over a foot of snow outside, our old sign came down and ‘Milagros’ went up.
In Spanish, that means ‘House of the Miracles.’ We had been through so many trials and tribulations, challenges and more challenges, but in the end we are still here – intact. We considered it a sign
from God that it was meant to be and for us to continue the decades-long family tradition of serving
“Our goal is to satisfy our customers by offering great-tasting authentic Mexican food and do it with
great service. We are proud to serve you in a clean, attractive and comfortable environment, and we
want you to feel at home.
We cook and prepare our food fresh every day with love and pride for what we do,”