Memo's Restaurant in Del Rio, TX

By Kevin Litwin on April 28, 2011 at 7:22 pm EST
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The food at Memo's Restaurant in Del Rio is as delectable as its history is long and colorful. The popular eatery has been a mainstay since 1936, when Guillermo “Memo” and Leonor Calderon opened the restaurant on the banks of San Felipe Creek.

Their son, Moises "Blondie" Calderon, took over the business in 1959. Blondie later became the piano player and music director for country music legend Ray Price from 1967 until Blondie's death in 2000.

Today, Blondie's wife, Dolly, and their daughter, Patricia Ray, run the restaurant that features Mexican fare such as fajitas, enchiladas, tacos and chalupas, as well as steaks and sandwiches.

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Dr. Carolyn Boyd, executive director of the Shumla School