Small taqueria making big holiday gesture Restaurants, posted by Editor, Palo Alto Online, on Dec 22, 2010 at 9:46 am
The Como Esta Taqueria in Midtown Palo Alto may be small but it's making a big Christmas gesture Dec. 24. Between 3 and 6 p.m. it will be serving chicken dinners to 300 families with children who have been identified as economically hard-pressed this season.
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Posted by Well done, Como Esta!, a resident of the South of Midtown neighborhood, on Dec 22, 2010 at 12:08 pm
I've always enjoyed this restaurant, and now I will enjoy it more. What good people! What an inspiration! I'm so glad you are part of our community!
Did you know that national studies show that people in lower income brackets generally give a much higher percentage of their incomes to charity, even though they can least afford to do so? Let's all take time this holiday season to really consider and give thanks for the many blessings we enjoy and make a commitment to share generously.
Happy holidays to Como Esta! I wish you a joyful and abundantly prosperous New Year.
Posted by Sylvia, a resident of the Midtown neighborhood, on Dec 22, 2010 at 2:04 pm
I stopped by there last night for one of those fabulous prawn burritos, and noticed the staff wrapping gifts. What a great gesture by a restaurant that's been a real asset to our neighborhood since the day it opened!
And we also owe a bit of thanks to Walgreens for agreeing to let a portion of their new store in Midtown be used for a local restaurant.
Posted by ChrisC, a resident of the College Terrace neighborhood, on Dec 22, 2010 at 5:21 pm
This is a marvelous gift by this small restaurant. I have not eaten there, but I will certainly try it out. Another place that gives to the community is Zoe's Cafe on Menalto in Menlo Park. They routinely provide food to people at shelters. This 24th, they'll be feeding 300 people at Alliance, with many donations from customers and neighbors. If anybody is interested in helping out, call Kathleen at Zoe's, 322-1926.
Posted by Viva Como Esta, a resident of the Greenmeadow neighborhood, on Dec 22, 2010 at 6:00 pm
I went by to drop off a few gifts, and there weren't many in the box on the counter. If you are able, do whatever you can to support this wonderful local restaurant and its holiday outreach. You don't even need to go out of Midtown to buy a gift; Walgreens and CVS on either side both have toys.
Posted by Hmmm, a resident of East Palo Alto, on Dec 24, 2010 at 11:21 am
Generous community action & smart business action as well. Can't stand the food in this place or the service, but impressed to read about this. It's not just the time & expense, but the time & expense on Christmas Eve, which is especially loving.
I 2nd what the other poster said about Cafe Zoe in Menlo - they are very generous w/the economically challenged in the community.