Irma and Ignacio Bravo moved from Chicago to Crawfordsville in 1991 when the company they were working for offered them a transfer.
Every day before work, Irma would pack her and Ignacio’s lunch with authentic homemade Mexican food. Fellow coworkers would ask for samples often and were intrigued by the different flavors and delicious taste. Soon, Irma was trading her homemade lunch with her friends' lunches. Several coworkers encouraged them to open a local Mexican restaurant since the closest option was more than 30 miles out of town.
They knew there would be a significant cost and considerable risk involved in the endeavor. Since they didn’t have substantial savings and area banks didn’t approve a business loan, they asked their family members for assistance.
With the help of the family and credit cards, they opened Little Mexico on Main Street in the Fall of 1993!
In 2009, in celebration of their 16th anniversary, Irma and Ignacio decided to change the look of the restaurant. They incorporated some of Mexico’s rich history into the décor providing the local community some insight into the family’s culture.
The Bravo family greatly appreciates the encouragement, support and faithful patronage over the past 30 years and looks forward to many more.