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About Us

The Local is a family-owned restaurant located in the heart of Old Town Clovis. Our restaurant specializes in farm-to-table food that’s sourced from local producers, ensuring that every dish is fresh, flavorful, and sustainable. Our menu features a variety of dishes that showcase the best of American cuisine. Whether you’re in the mood for a hearty brunch, a light lunch, or a decadent dinner, we have something to satisfy every appetite.

The restaurant was purchased by Jesse in 2020, who is proud to continue his family’s legacy in the restaurant industry. His parents, who own Salsa’s Cantina and Old Town Cafe, have been fixtures in the local dining scene for over 25 years, and Jesse is committed to upholding the same high standards of quality and service that they’re known for.

At The Local, we’re passionate about supporting our local community, and we’re proud to partner with local farmers and ranchers to bring you the freshest and most flavorful food possible. In addition to our delicious food, we also offer an extensive selection of craft cocktails that are made with the finest ingredients and crafted by our talented bartenders. From classic cocktails to creative concoctions.

So come on in, grab a seat, and enjoy a meal that’s truly local. We look forward to serving you!

our Team

Jesse Mendoza


The Mendoza family has been a staple name as restaurant owners in Old Town Clovis For over 25 years, they are passionate about bringing the best product to the table for all their guests. You can always catch one of them in the restaurant chatting and getting to know their guests

Gary & Justin

Executive head chef

Our kitchen leaders are extremely passionate about the industry, their desire to exceed guest expectations is at the forefront of our approach to kitchen service.