It has been a bittersweet and emotional experience since we made the announcement that we decided to retire and close the Las Palmas Restaurant. The phone calls and quick moments with long-time customers, members of families that for generations Las Palmas was a family gathering place. They shared stories, and we remembered those who have been lost to us, many shared that their grandparents brought them to Las Palmas as children and that they were doing the same with their grandchildren.
We received cards, flowers, phone calls, and wonderful Facebook posts from customers living too far away to pay one last visit. We greatly appreciated those who went out of their way to travel from out of state and from throughout California to have one last meal at Las Palmas!
It has been our customers that has allowed us to do the community work that we are very proud of and importantly allowed us to raise our children and give them a good start on life.
We spent over 53 years of our lives at Las Palmas, as we move into our next chapter, we will not miss the hours and the hard work, it is our customers – the regulars, the infrequent, and the first timers we will miss the most. And, of course our staff, wonderful hard working people. The Cortes family appreciates the love, affection, and the good will that you have shared with us, you will always will be dear to our hearts.
Thank you and God bless you all!
Gilberto and Alicia Cortes