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terraza family

Our Story

At Terraza our mission is to serve our customers fresh food made with only the finest ingredients in a fast, efficient, and friendly atmosphere. Our family style restaurant serves lunch and dinner Monday through Friday, and Brunch starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.


We serve traditional Mexican dishes along with an array of mixed beverages from our full bar. From tasty El Jefe margaritas to classic Micheladas! 


Our menu includes fresh salads, delicious soups, enchiladas, tostadas, burritos, fajitas, tacos, chimichangas, as well as many specialty items such as Tilapia and Mexican tortas. Additionally, we serve El Salvador's most loved and popular food- PUPUSAS!


At Terraza, we have a passion for making each of our guests feel welcome and important. Hospitality is the ingredient we take pride in using the most. We look forward to serving our community. 

The Benitez's

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Terraza is owned and operated by the Benitez family. Armando and Reina Benitez immigrated to the United States over 30 years ago from El Salvador. They have lived in Richmond for most of those years where they have raised their four daughters; Yolibeth, Jennifer, Noemy, and Natalie.


Aside from Terraza, the Benitez’s own and operate Arco Iris Latino Markets. Since 2001, the multi-service markets have been a staple within the Latino community in Richmond, VA and the surrounding counties.


Mr. Benitez is well known for his dedication and incredible work ethic. He has and continues to work long hours to be able to provide for his daughters the opportunities he did not have growing up. Yolibeth, the oldest of his daughters, graduated with honors from VCU’s School of Business. She now serves as General Manager for the restaurant as well as the markets. Jennifer graduated from Virginia Tech in May 2018 with a double major in Real Estate and Property Management. Noemy is attending Virginia Tech as well and majors in Biological Sciences and the youngest, Natalie, is in high school and loves to play soccer.


The Benitez family is proud to serve you and are thankful for your patronage! Above all else, their goal is to become a leader in the Mexican Cuisine industry in RVA by serving each guest delicious food and providing impeccable service during each visit!

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