Jesus Magaña and his wife, Lulis, had been in the restaurant for about 15 years when they decided to begin a new and exciting project. With their experience in the industry, coupled with their own recipes for drinks and food, the idea for Mi Tierra was born.
In February of 2001, our first location was opened in Monroe. Brought to life with the idea that customers always come first, Mi Tierra was an instant hit. As a family enterprise, much of the staff is extended family or very close friends. This gives our establishment a very “family” feel, making sure everyone feels commutable and at home.
Mi Tierra offers an extensive menu of authentic dishes, as well as some healthy vegetarian choices based around green peppers, rice and cheese. The Magaña Family recommends the seafood enchiladas, the carne con camarones, the pollo asado, the milanesa, and many other delicious dishes. Since customers always come first, no request is too small. “If you have something in mind that you’d like and do not see it on the menu, just let us know! We will happily work with you to create the perfect dish”, says Jesus.
After several years of hard work, Jesus was ready for another challenge, and on August 1, 2004, our Woodinville location was founded. Located right in the heart of downtown, the new location offered more seating in addition to a patio. At just under 400 seats, there is almost never a need for a reservation. With plenty of seating for families, there are also many larger tables for your work parties or formal dinners.
Continuing the idea of a family establishment, Jesus and Lulis’ son, Alexis Magaña has now entered the industry after graduating with a degree in Hospitality and Business. After working there as a teenager, Alexis says that he fell in love with the industry and the way the restaurants were run. “At other restaurants, you can be made to feel unimportant or be seen as just another ‘number’. But at Mi Tierra, we focus on making you feel welcome and at home. And that is what sets us apart.”
At Mi Tierra, we enjoy doing things the “old-style”, where the customer is always our biggest priority. So head on down, and welcome to your new home.