If you want to taste the offerings of someone who knows good food back to front, than you want to eat a meal from Gus Lopez’s kitchen. Trust us. Gus and his family have been in the restaurant business all their lives — he’s owned both the oldest Mexican restaurant in Sonoma County (Old Mexico Restaurant) and the oldest BBQ catering joint in Sonoma County (Big Boy’s Bar-B-Que), so you know he knows his stuff.


The Caf√© and Grill is Gus’ newest culinary venture, offering a huge list of menu items, including plenty of award winners. In the Sonoma County Harvest Fair Restaurant Competition, he’s brought home 48 gold medals, 3 silver medals, and 3 bronze medals, including awards for his Clam Chowder (voted Best at Harvest Fair) and renowned Chili (voted Best Chili in Sonoma County for five years running).


What’s all that mean? It means that if you’re looking for good eats in the heart of Santa Rosa, you’ve come to the right spot. Welcome!