Here at Ernie’s Mexican Restaurant in North Hollywood, you can experience delicious, authentic Mexican food. It all started with one man’s dream. Born in Phoenix, Arizona, Ernest U. Cruz started the “Ernie’s” legacy after serving in World War II. With $1,800 to his name, Ernie launched his first “Ernie’s Taco House” in Lincoln Heights—serving up to 25 customers at a time.
Having spent some of his younger years in Los Angeles and neighboring areas—like South Gate and Bell Gardens—Ernie then expanded his franchise, owning nine restaurants, from West Covina, Hollywood, Glendale, and the last standing Ernie’s (#3) in North Hollywood, CA.