Like many, Latino businesses in Paso Robles have faced ups and downs during the pandemic, but they remain optimistic that they will thrive and recover in the upcoming months.
“It’s improving a lot better from how we were, we can have people inside now,” explained Yadira Cardenas, manager of Órale Taqueria in Paso Robles.
Business is also picking up at San Miguel Bakery.
The owner Rosi Juarez said things were hard when COVID restrictions hit, but with people returning to their jobs, they are flooded with to-go orders.
“We’re also getting super booked with caterings,” added Cardenas.
Paso Robles became the epicenter of COVID-19 cases in San Luis Obispo County with public health officials reporting 5654 to date. Although Latinos are about 23% of the total population in San Luis Obispo County, 30% of the cases were among Hispanics.
Juarez said she contracted the virus about a year ago and still struggles with long-term effects….