Javier Cadena was born in 1927 in Zacatecas, Mexico. At the age of 34 he moved his wife, Mariana, and four children to the United States in pursuit of a better life. He opened his first restaurant, Maya, in 1966 in Santa Barbara, CA. The family went on to open more than 50 restaurants throughout California.
He was preceded in death by his wife Mariana, daughters Teresa Bellefeuille, Rosario Cadena and great granddaughter Emily Elizabeth Cadena. He is survived by his two sons, Heladio and Francisco, his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He is loved and will be missed.
Services will be Friday 9/20/2013 at 2:30pm at St. Louis de Monfort Church.