Patrick and Stephanie Aguirre opened La Taquiza after they saw a need in Napa for a restaurant that served food they would eat in their own home. Stephanie was raised watching her father build an empire of family style marisco restaurants in Los Angeles. After getting married, she and Patrick both gained experience in the Mexican restaurant world working for the family business before Patrick decided to pursue his dream and enroll at Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Academy.

After graduating, and working in various fine dining kitchens across LA, the Aguirres and their four kids moved to Napa so Patrick could train and work as a baker at Bouchon in Yountville. Soon the Aguirres fell in love with Napa and wanted to make it their home, but it was incomplete without a piece of their Southern California life. So In the spring of 2006, La Taquiza opened and brought the love of fresh seafood and family friendly food to Napa.