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Amelia’s Restaurant Shuts its Doors

Residents are disappointed to see the Salvadorean and Mexican restaurant go.

Paper is covering all the windows of on Broadway Street.

The phone line has been disconnected and Yelp.com has listed the restaurant as closed.

A person named Jesse R. claiming to represent Amelia’s posted on Yelp explaining:

“Amelia's Restaurant has faced some challenges and had no choice but to close. We understand Amelia's wasn't just a restaurant with awesome pupusas, but a place where families, friends, and co-workers gathered... ate, laughed, had a good time, and helped shape the downtown scene. We would like to thank all of you for your many years of support. On a good note, we are working hard to find another location and re-open Amelia's. If you have any questions feel free to email us at ameliasrestaurant@yahoo.com.”

Residents were clearly disappointed to see the restaurant leave.

“This amazing Redwood City institution has been satisfying its customers for a generation (at least 25 years),” said Karen Gernand. “We were so disappointed.”

The restaurant was known for its authentic homestyle Salvadorean food, including pupusas, enchiladas and the homemade fruit drink and tamarindo.

“The plantains here are perfect,” wrote Heather O. from Woodside. “Literally PERFECTION after having sat in a take out box for 20 minutes.  God bless them!”

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Jim September 11, 2012 at 12:33 AM
I find it hard to believe that a restaurant with 7 microwave ovens in the kitchen couldn't be successful.
Kristen Archibald-Moreau September 11, 2012 at 06:39 PM
I know the Landlord. They DID NOT raise the rent, as a matter of fact tried to work with them for years. Please stop blaming property owners, the City and Republicans/Democrats. As a business owner downtown, I know it's hard to make a small business successful. But I know I'm the one to make it or break it....the only one I can blame is myself.
Michael Craig September 12, 2012 at 05:44 PM
This thread only shows me that the DNC Class Warfare has really suckered a lot of Dems in. If you look at facts it is a horrible economy-of course that is outside of our insulated high tech bubble world in Silicon Valley. You may feel good about yourself driving to work in your hybrid car, voting democratic but in case you had not noticed-45 MILLION people are living below the poverty line so last time I checked-it is not Bush in office but Obama for the past 3+ years. If Obama were running the high tech company you work for-he would have been replaced as CEO a looong time ago. Americans are the shareholders of our country and we are sick of Obama bankrupting us since 2008. I know many people personally who have been out of work for over 2 years who are highly educated with Masters degrees etc that cannot find work who have never in their life been out of work more than 1-3 months-now it is years! Many Americans have run out of 99 weeks of Unemployment and are now claiming Disability so they can get SS checks! Is this really something that Dems can still blame on Bush? Seriously?! Wake up! I guess if you want to use your SS check to buy papusas it is up to you-but most people living in poverty would buy a bag of rice instead. If you are making 100K a year at Google and can afford to go out to eat-good for you-the rest of Americans are not so fortunate and that includes small business owners such as a restaurant owner.
lili valeriano September 17, 2012 at 01:54 AM
I agree with COH. they would improve the barrio section of Middlefield and make it an additional destination location
David honea December 13, 2012 at 01:55 AM
I went by to Food from the AMelia'srestaurant tonight but they're closed and I'm so Sad. It's hard to find pupusas. Made with rice flour. That was 1 of their specialties My hats off to you at Amelia's restaurant

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