The 3rd generation of Matta's continue the family tradition. The NEW Matta's Grill & Cantina is located in Mesa Riverview, conveniently located on North Dobson Road, just off the loop 202. Our menu will continue to have your old Matta's favorites and a few new items. We also have a convenient Curb-side Pick Up area. Manuel and MaryLou opened their first Matta's Restaurant in December 1953, with a little more than $1000. They had a vision of creating Mesa's best Mexican dining experience. It was a modest cafe they called the "Spanish Inn", with 6 booths and 4 tables seating 50 people. Manuel cooked and washed dishes and MaryLou waitressed and collected receipts as cashier. Some days they made $25, and other days less. Later they hired some high school girls, part-time to keep up with the increase of customers. As sales increased, full-time employees were hired. Whatever it took, they were determined to succeed, despite setbacks. They had some wonderful people helping along the way. Some of the employees have been with Matta's from the start.