Carlos Leyva opened Señor Sanchos on March 5, 1990 and operates on Creston Road to this day.

What is distinctive and special about your restaurant?

Voted best Mexican restaurant and best margarita in New Times readers’ poll, and won a SLO County enchilada contest, and we have some of the best hamburgers in the county.

Senor Sanchos

What’s your secret ingredient?

Our people. Our main cook Santiago has been with us since opening, and is the backbone of the kitchen. His son Santiago, Jr. has taken over much of the duties of the main cook. Another cook Tomás, has been with us since
16. That is why our food is so consistent.

Do you have an entrée that is considered your signature dish?

If it wasn’t great, it wouldn’t be on the menu. It just depends on what your mood is.

Are there any off-menu offerings our readers can try?

If we have it in the kitchen, we can make it for you. Don’t be afraid to ask. We cater to most needs and desire.

Are there any specials or events coming in January you want people to know about?

We are always giving to the community, with cash or gift certificates. We’ve put thousands of dollars into the San Miguel Mission, and helped pay for the bronze sculpture in front of the police department.

What keeps your customers coming back?

Food, service and the unique atmosphere … and having a full bar. We also have space for banquets. The community has supported us for almost 30 years, and I have a lot of love for them all.