Know The BENEFITS of owning a franchise restaurant

Founded in Los Angeles, Acapela Modern Mex Restaurant is the creation of Cesar and Jessica De Santiago, owners of the renowned Tacos El Paisa in San Diego, California. Cesar and Jessica wanted to create a successful franchise restaurant with a much “simpler” menu without sacrificing any of the quality of El Paisa, which has been serving San Diego Mexican food lovers since 1999.

Be your own boss and become part of the Acapela Family!

Start the business you’ve always dreamed of by owning a trendy, ever-growing restaurant franchise. Go nowhere but up when you’re already at the top.

High Operating Margins

The restaurant business is always in demand, and Acapela has been proven to have total revenue rates in its original location.

Simple Menu

You can’t go wrong with delicious Mexican cuisine. Our menu items respect traditional dishes with our unique Acapela flair, elevating the flavor to the next level.

Central Kitchen

We distribute fully-prepared fresh ingredients to every Acapela location, ensuring everyone can get a taste of our iconic flavor.

Training Programs

Everyone who becomes a member of the Acapela Family will receive thorough, attentive training before their first day on the job.

Unique Business Culture

As a Mexican Family-owned establishment, we bring our values to work, treating all associates and franchisees as members of our own family: With warmth, compassion, and trust.


This opportunity offers a lower-tier level of investment in this industry with growth opportunities for our franchisees.