New Modesto eatery Tesoro brings finer things to Mexican cuisine

Modesto doesn’t exactly have a shortage of Mexican food. But then, Modesto has never had a Tesoro either.

The fine Mexican restaurant opened its second location on Tully Road in Modesto in April. The first, on Lander Avenue in Turlock, opened three years ago. Husband-and-wife owners Greg and Angelica Valdez of Ceres also simultaneously launched a food truck in Oakdale.

The restaurant’s name, Spanish for “treasure,” speaks to the couple’s attention to detail. Like its Turlock location, Tesoro prides itself on its scratch-made food and presentation. That includes the look of the restaurant, which is anything but your standard taqueria. more at

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