ODESSA, Texas (Big 2 /Fox 24) – La Fiesta Bakery has been a staple for Mexican sweet bread for generations.
Jesse Arredondo’s family has owned and operated La Fiesta Bakery for the last 56 years. It all started back in 1964 when Arredondo’s grandfather opened the bakery on East Ann St. in Odessa.
La Fiesta Bakery serves a variety of baked goods including empanadas, sheet cakes, and sugar cookies.
Arrendodo said the best part about being a third generation owner, is seeing how the community has made his family business a tradition over the years.
“I love hearing stories of the people they come in and say… I live down the street and we used to walk down here when I was a kid,” Arredondo said.”Or my grandparents used to bring me up here everyday, we’d come on Sundays or so and buy this or buy that, and now their bringing their kids and their grand kids, and it’s good to here you know.”
In the future Arredondo said he may change how the bakery is set up. But the one thing Arredondo said he will never change is his grandfather’s recipes.
“Just the fact of keeping what my grandfather started. keeping the recipes the same, not changing anything up, you know that’s one of the big things.” Arredondo said. “I don’t like changing stuff up because people get used to the tradition, so to me it has to stay the same.”