Our Story

"Food is not just fuel. Food is about family, food is about community, food is about identity. And we nourish all those things when we eat well."

-Michael Pollan

Las Brasas originally started in Eugene, Oregon about 20 years ago. Juan and Maria Guitron moved to Eugene with their two young boys, Juan and Ivan to start a small taqueria. Their passion for true Mexican food fired a dream to show people that a meal can change the way they view food. Juan wanted to show his sons that if they work hard and have enough passion their dreams can come true.

Sadly fourteen years ago Juan passed away suddenly and within a few years Maria had to close down the taqueria. Now their youngest son, Ivan wants to bring that family dream back to life with the original recipes and that is just what we plan to do! Our passion to serve our community is fueled by our passion for well cooked and nourishing food. We will never stop striving to bring true, authentic Mexican food to our customers!

​Thank you for helping us fulfill the dream of an amazing husband, father, and chef.  In loving memory of Juan Manuel Guitron.