Welcome to Cardenas

Welcome to Cardenas, the store where fresh, quality and wholesome foods are what you get, around the year. When it comes to food we are very traditional in our thought and believe that fresh is the way to go. Come look around our stores and you will find some of the boldest flavors & inspirational meal ideas.

We are not just a grocery store; we are more like your family serving you. If you are looking for fresh meats and carne asada simply walk into our meat department. Great quality and variety at a great value is what you will find in the produce department, where we offer traditional flavors, fruits and vegetables from across USA, Mexico, Central & South America and other different countries. Freshen up with fresh fruits, salads and juices at the juice bar or step into our bakery for the most aromatic breads, delicious pastries and desserts.

When you are in the mood for some traditional tortillas, step in and choose from a wide range of variety that will impress you. If you are too busy to cook or need some food on the go, simply walk into our kitchen department and pick up some comfort food & everyday favorites. We promise, you will keep coming back for more.

For us, every one of our customers are a part of the Cardenas family and we are 100% committed to making your shopping experience enjoyable and unique. For the widest variety of flavors, specialties and quality products from Latin America, step into a Cardenas Market near you today.

Pursuing Our Dream: The Cardenas Story

Jesus Cardenas was an ambitious and determined young man from Jalisco, Mexico. In 1957, as part of the “Bracero” work program, he traveled to California. He had one goal in mind, to work hard and provide his family with a brighter future!

For years, he worked hard in fields across the state of California and worked in Riverside, Oxnard and the Coachella Valley. He never imagined, that years later, it was these areas that would become the leading locations for his chain of stores. His determination was to fulfill his dream of launching his family business.

On To Ontario

Along with Luz, his wife and partner, Jesus entered confidently into the business space. The first Cardenas Market opened its doors to customers in 1981, in Ontario. At the beginning, they sold fresh meats like poultry and pork as well as cheese and chorizo. A definite crowd-puller were the delicious dishes that were based on the home cooked recipes from Mrs. Cardenas' hometown, Jalisco in Mexico.

By 2009, Cardenas had marked its entry into the Las Vegas market. It wasn’t long before customers began lining-up outside the Cardenas Markets. We are very proud of our roots and despite all the expansion that the business has seen over the decades, we proudly continue to be a family-run business.

Proudly Family Run Business

Every aspect of Cardenas Markets is overseen by a member of the family and all day-to-day operations are managed by the second generation. Jesus Jr., Jose, Lupe and George Cardenas carry forth on the tradition and groundwork that has been laid by their parents. They have built on the strong foundation of their family business and turned it into an even more successful and thriving enterprise.

They carry forth on their parents’ vision and in true Cardenas style, work with passion, dedication and never deviate from their work ethic. New locations are now in the pipeline in California as well as in other states. The focus is always on the customer and the Cardenas family makes sure they do not diverge from the path their parents had set.

Honest operations, the best foods, products and excellent customer service is a given at Cardenas Markets. In a highly-commercialized world, come experience what true personalized attention and tradition is all about.