California Burritos Arrives in Downtown Cranford

Will Palacios may be only 26 years old but he’s been working in the restaurant industry since he was 16. His father owns restaurants throughout the area and Will has always loved the restaurant business. Will was itching to open his own restaurant, and when his father become friends with Rafi Namroud, the owner of Old City Cafe & Grill, an opportunity presented itself. Will loves Mexican food and knew that he wanted his first restaurant to focus on that cuisine. When the space at 12 North Union Ave became available, Will and Rafi chose it as the perfect spot to open California Burritos.

Will wants California Burritos to have a younger, modern vibe, and the space is bright, vibrant, and welcoming. The restaurant is focusing on takeout and delivery and is currently open 7 days a week from 11AM-11PM. “Our food is what sets us apart,” said Will. “It’s fresh, homemade, and when we held our soft opening we received incredibly positive feedback. I’ve been working and collaborating with our chefs to put out the best food possible.” Menu options include burritos, quesadillas, nachos, and burrito bowls, with customers able to select a protein of their choice, including steak, chicken, al pastor, vegetarian, and more.

Why did Will choose Cranford? A big part of it was Rafi, of course but also because he saw how supportive the community is. The two partners are excited to open their doors and welcome people in and we’re thrilled to welcome another restaurant to the Downtown Cranford community!

California Burritos is located at 12 North Union Avenue and can be reached by calling 908-653-1000. You can also follow California Burritos on Instagram,