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Meet Joeleen & Miguel Medina of Truman House Tavern

Today we’d like to introduce you to Joeleen & Miguel Medina.

Joeleen and Miguel, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
Both Chefs, both big fans of craft beer and cocktails. We like to blaze our own trails so to speak. So taking on an opportunity such as opening the first tavern in San Fernando was just the right choice.

We developed that entrepreneurial side of us while operating our bakery in Granada Hills for over ten years. We are here in the middle of this town that is so historical but also dying for a burst of nightlife, so we hope to help propel that.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
This has been the bumpiest road imaginable. It’s a huge learning lesson that I think we have come out of stronger and more committed than ever. We believe in each other first and everything else just falls into place. We are grateful for the staff that helped teach us along the way and grateful for the community that has embraced and supported us. Every single day is an opportunity to do our best

Please tell us about Truman House Tavern.
Truman House Tavern is a small bar with great craft cocktails, craft beer and a delicious bar menu.

We are known for our fish n chips plate as well as our burgers. It’s great to see clients repeatedly order favorite dishes. That is a true testament to the quality.

We hope that the quality and pride really shines through in everything we make.

No joke, we have clients in for lunch having business lunches and that same night, back with friends having a great time. This is the community bar, we see that, and we are proud of that.

Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
It really always boils down to something food related for both of us.

Contact Info:

  • Address: 911 San Fernando Rd, San Fernando, CA 91340
  • Website:
  • Email:
  • Instagram: @trumanhousetavern
  • Facebook: /trumanhousetavern

Image Credit:
Marco Torres & Alas Media

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