You see, it all started from humble beginnings. John "Ganzo" Puente and his wife Frances tried to make a living selling their tacos out of a stand at the Mississippi Valley Fair in the 1950's. With limited money, they invested all they had in creating this small restaurant in Bettendorf in 1962 and from that; Ganzo's Mexican Restaurant was born.
With business flourishing, Mr. and Mrs. Ganzo decided it was time to move to a larger location. They moved to Davenport in 1969 and renamed the restaurant from El Puente Cafe to Ganzo's Mexican Restaurant.
In 1972, Mike and MaryAnn Puente, John's son and daughter-in-law, opened up their own Ganzo's restaurant on Five Points in Davenport. Twenty-seven years later, Ganzo's moved to the current location at 3923 N Marquette St. Mike and MarryAnn's son, Pat Puente, now runs the family business and keeps the Puente family tradition alive.