SYCAMORE – Jesus Romero, one of the owners of Taxco Mexican Cuisine in Sycamore, announced Tuesday he will be moving soon to Florida with his family, but the restaurant will remain open, as his aunt has taken over the business.
“In May, my aunt and her family joined the family tradition to continue the legacy of Taxco in the Sycamore communities of providing authentic Mexican cuisine,” Romero wrote in a post on the restaurant’s Facebook page Tuesday. “We are pleased that Taxco continues to stay in the family, providing the same quality food and service you have grown to love and expect over the last 29 years.”
In the post, Romero describes how he started working at the restaurant in 1992 for his uncle, who owned the business. Romero purchased the restaurant with his wife in 2001.
“One of the most meaningful things we did while living in Sycamore was establishing Sycamore Cinco de Mayo in 1997,” Romero wrote. “For 24 years, with the help of many volunteers, sponsors and the community, Cinco de Mayo has raised $200,000, and established endowments with the DeKalb County Community Foundation and Kishwaukee College Foundation, leaving a legacy of community support.
Romero thanked his loyal customers for their support of his restaurant, 223 W. State St. in downtown Sycamore, over the years.
“The last twenty-nine years have been some of the most amazing years for Stephanie, Wyatt, Madison, and myself,” he wrote. “Sycamore has provided us such fantastic support and we have been so very blessed to raise our beautiful family in such a generous community. … Muchas gracias Sycamore, for some of the best years of our lives. We will miss you all!”