If you love Mexican breakfast, then you probably love El Jordan Café.
Pro tip: They also have the best rice and chiles rellenos around.
Jose and Lorena Gonzalez have owned the Bishop Arts restaurant since 1996.
Neighbor Jessica Woodruff found out that Jose Gonzalez has been battling cancer for two years, and they could use help covering medical expenses. So she set up a crowd-funding drive for them.
Jose is one of the hardest working, kindest, most humble men we’ve ever had the pleasure to know. In his very little free time (because he is a small business owner and works 8+hrs, 6 days a week), he co-pastors a church, and when he travels back to Mexico, he spends his time preaching at various churches. He also helps financially support family members in Mexico by sending money every month. Literally earning every penny by the sweat of his brow, this man has faithfully served Oak Cliff and loved his patrons for 23 years.
Woodruf says it took a lot of convincing for the Gonzalezes to allow her to create the campaign because they didn’t want to ask anything from the community.
“We insisted that she allow us to love and serve them the way they have loved and served us throughout the many years they have opened their doors to our community,” Woodruff writes.
Supporters raised more than $30,000 within a couple of weeks, although their goal is $50,000. So now Woodfuff and real estate agent Ged Dipprey are throwing a fundraising dinner.
“Fajitas and margaritas for Jose” Monday, June 24, at El Jordan, with seatings at 5:30 and 7 p.m. Tickets cost $45, and all of the money will go to the Gonzalez family.