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About La Fortaleza Restaurants

A piece of Mexico in NJ

It all started by with Arturo Ortegas’ desire to provide authentic Mexican cuisine to the Mexican population of Passaic, NJ -at that point only the popular street sandwich called “Cemitas”. The word got out within the community “Theres a place that has cemitas just like at home!” A feeling that all immigrants can relate to when finding that magical spot.

Soon people from all cultures started to visit. Some had visited Mexico in the past & others had never but wanted to experience the most authentic representation of the culture in New Jersey.

Start of our business

The first “La Fortaleza” opened it’s doors in Passaic, NJ in 2001. Due to immense success & an influx of people who visited the restaurant from far away for our famous cemitas, we opened a larger location in Garfield, NJ in 2011.

Long lines soon would be the first indicator that we were doing something right! In October 2019 we opened our third and largest restaurant in Clifton, NJ. All of our three restaurants are dedicated to providing each customer with an authentic Mexican experience in each visit.

Our philosophy

Our philosophy is simple: To be a place of remembrance to Mexican’s away from home & a place of cultural exploration for the world at large. Our customers may explore Mexico & all its beauties without leaving the country in our restaurant -and know that they are getting an authentic experience each time.

Our principles

  • To be an authentic representation of Mexican cuisine & culture
  • Above & beyond hospitality & service
  • Share our culture with the world in every encounter

We are open for franchising

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Meet Management

Get to know our management team! Our management team receive continuous training and development in hospitality & customer service. If you have any questions or concerns, please refer these to them and they will be happy to assist you.

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Meet Management

Get to know our management team! Our management team receive continuous training and development in hospitality & customer service. If you have any questions or concerns, please refer these to them and they will be happy to assist you.

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