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The Inspirational Story of Chef Maria Meza and El Rancho Grande

Maria Meza is an immigrant from Puebla, Mexico who came to this country in 1992 with a very ambitious dream and opened up her own restaurant with her son, Joaquin Meza Jr. on May 5, 2007. El Rancho Grande has become a local legend in the heart of the Silver Lake area of Providence, Rhode Island.

September 15th to October 15th is National Hispanic Heritage month. The month is observed and celebrated by honoring the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. YUR VIEW honors local heroes in our diverse communities who are achievers, leaders, and visionaries.