Pepe And Chela's Under New Ownership

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW-TV) -- A staple in Topeka Mexican food announced Tuesday that it's changing hands.

The Avila Family, (former) owners of Pepe and Chela's said the restaurant has been sold to their cousins from California. The transaction took place on Monday.

The most recent owner is the daughter of the founders.

The new owners said the name will remain the same, and there will be no changes to the menu.

The Avila family owned the restaurant since 1986.