Grassroots Art Center

Tio's Tacos, a folk artist's passion for food and art

by Phil Pasquini

BFA and MFA in Sculpture, from the San Francisco Art Institute


Riverside, California is perhaps best known for its historical and eclectic architectural gem, The Mission Inn, California's largest Mission Revival building. Yet unbeknown to most visitors to the Southern California city, and located just three blocks from the famous hotelery, is the incredible Tio's Tacos restaurant and folk art garden. The garden is filled with a mix of serious, whimsical and humorous elements that delight and entertain all who enter.