Judith & Rafael Duarte were married August 26, 2000. He was a chef at a local Mexican restaurant and she was a waitress at the same restaurant. They always knew someday they wanted to start their own restaurant and work for themselves. December 29, 2009 was the date their dream came true when they opened their doors to the Stockton community by opening La Palma Mexican Cuisine.
Born and raised in Mexico City, Mexico this duo combined forces to offer authentic Mexican cuisine, as well as, a fine dining atmosphere. Judith & Rafael have three children: Verenice, Manuel, & Nallely all of whom participate in making their restaurant an enjoyable experience. Together, this family has built a strong following and only hopes to continue to serve the Stockton Community for a long time coming.