About Us


School teachers Juan and Myrna Meza took a chance on their dream and opened Juan in a Million in July 1980 in East Austin.Thirty-seven years later, Juan in a Million remains a true family business with son Juan Jr managing day-to-day operations and daughter Christina managing media relations.

Even the Meza grandkids pitch in to welcome and serve customers.Together the family continues to serve original, homemade recipes with a smile and hearty handshake. Classics like enchiladas, menudo, and huevos rancheros are made with abuelita in mind and breakfast is served all day.
Customer favorites include the Migas plate, Con Queso Breakfast and the famous Don Juan Taco! We’ve been serving the Don Juan Taco – a heaping plate of bacon, potatoes, eggs and cheese on a warm tortilla – since we opened our doors over 36 years ago.

It’s the most popular item on our menu thanks to college students looking for a filling meal at a price that doesn’t break the bank. Some customers even assert that the Don Juan Taco is big enough to feed a family of four. There’s an ongoing contest amongst customers to see who can eat the most Don Juan Tacos in one sitting. The current record is nine tacos for the Men’s category, five for Women’s (completed in 51 minutes and 43 seconds!!), and four for Celebrity (attempted by Adam Richman on Man v Food).

At Juan in a Million, we strive to provide the best customer service, with great food and great prices. We've been fortunate to be recognized with awards for Best Breakfast Tacos and Best Restauranteur Handshake over the years. The food is simple and homemade. No tricks, nothing fancy. We are proud of our Eastside roots and value the community that helped shape who we are today. We have a passion for education and are committed to giving back through our annual Hole in Juan Golf Tournament.

 

Meet Our Team

 

Maria Garcia
Executive Chef
Since 1988


Carmen Guerrero
Head Chef
Since 2000


Elia Montoya
Head Waitress
Since 1994

 


Maura Saudeco
Head Service Operation
Since 1997

 

 

 

 


Susana Salazar
Senior Waitress
Since 1996

Goyis Gutierrez
Senior Waitress
Since 1999

Ofelia Jimenez
Senior Chef
Since 2011

 

 

 Carlos Quiñones
Kitchen Operations
Since 1984
 
 
 


Christina Kim
Media Relations
Since 2013


Liz Murieta
Executive Office
Since 2010


Dora Lopez
Executive Office 
Since 2008


Leslie Lopez
Cashier & Manager
Since 2011

 

Our JIAM Family

Left top: Vanessa Cervantes, Amelia Godinez, Alexis Juarez, Goyis Gutierrez, Liz Murrieta, Fabiola Carmona, Griselda Guerrero, Margarita Jaimes, Juan Zapata, Leslie Lopez, Juan Meza, Angelina Meza, Susana Salazar, Cecelia Meza, Briana Meza Left bottom: Elia Montoya, Ofelia Jimenez, Carmen Guerrero, Myrna Meza, Maria Garcia, Lilia Melendez, Guillermo Zapata, Zulema Sillas, Abigail Rios, Juliana Meza

 

Left top: Vanessa Cervantes, Amelia Godinez, Alexis Juarez, Goyis Gutierrez, Liz Murrieta, Fabiola Carmona, Griselda Guerrero, Margarita Jaimes, Juan Zapata, Leslie Lopez, Juan Meza, Angelina Meza, Susana Salazar, Cecelia Meza, Briana Meza

Left bottom: Elia Montoya, Ofelia Jimenez, Carmen Guerrero, Myrna Meza, Maria Garcia, Lilia Melendez, Guillermo Zapata, Zulema Sillas, Abigail Rios, Juliana Meza