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Client Impact:

Areas of Assistance:

  • Capital Infusion: $161,000

  • Obtained Financing

  • Owner Investment: $105,000

  • Business Plan

  • Jobs Created: 1.5

  • Lease Negotiation

  • New Business Start

  • Financial Projections

  • Permits & Licenses

When owners Rodnia Navarro and her mother Rosario Sotelo opened El Borrego, it was with one purpose in mind: to bring the traditional cuisine of Southern Mexico to San Diego.

Success did not come instantly – on the first day of business they sold four tacos. But word got out quickly, and soon they were selling 600 pounds of their specialty, barbacoa, every weekend with lines out the door.

Description of Business:

Featuring distinctive dishes made from decades-old family recipes, El Borrego has become a fixture in the heart of El Cajon Boulevard since its opening (

Use of Capital Infusion Funds:

The financing was utilized for construction costs, new employees and working capital.


San Diego, CA 92105