Dolores Robledo, the 90-year-old co-founder of Roberto’s Taco Shop, died on July 14, the company reports on Facebook.
The matriarch of the family opened the first Roberto’s Taco Shop in 1964 in San Diego with her husband Roberto and moved to Las Vegas in 1990. She went on to open 57 locations across the state, mostly in the Las Vegas area.
“Since then, Sra. Dolores had been sharing her love for family and authenticity through each meal served,” the company says in statement sent to the media. “She has left the legacy of her love and perseverance. The way she touched lives will remain ongoing.
“Dolores Robledo will be deeply missed. Please keep her family in your thoughts as they go through this difficult time,” the company says.
Robledo moved to the Las Vegas Valley in 1990 and opened 57 Roberto’s locations in Nevada, with most in the Las Vegas Valley.
She has 13 children and 39 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation services for Dolores will be held on July 29 in Bonita, California, followed by a mass and committal service on July 30 in Chula Vista, California.
Roberto’s Taco Shop closed its original Las Vegas location that originally opened in 1990 iin January. The restaurant at 1220 E. Harmon Avenue, near UNLV, sits in a strip mall that sold about three years ago and plans to go through redevelopment. Roberto’s relocated to 4700 S. Maryland Parkway, opening in the Gateway Building.