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Leonel Rosario's family journeyed from Oaxaca, one of the southernmost Mexican states, to pick fruit in the groves of the Niagara Escarpment. The Rosarios opened a small grocery in Medina, and named it after Monte Alban, the Oaxacan city built sometime around 500 B.C. Serving migrant farm workers, the grocery led to a taco trailer, then a nearby restaurant, Mariachi …

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When’s the last time you were in Medina? If you love real Mexican tacos and tortas, I bet it’s been way too long. I could go on about the rich historic architecture in the small towns built by the Erie Canal. The pleasures of an afternoon drive near the Niagara Escarpment and the fruit orchards and vineyards it makes possible, buying fresh fruits and vegetables and bottl…