Voted the Best Candy Store in Los Angeles four years in a row by Los Angeles Downtown News.
Raquel's Candy N' Confections was founded by Roberto and Raquel Luna in 1982, who were among the first pioneers of the Hispanic Product Industry in the United States. “Our parents imported products like Jarritos and Lucas when no one knew what they were. My father would fill up his van in Mexico and drive it around California while my mother and he sold the products. Then once he finished that load he would return to Mexico and load up again." We’ve sure come a long way since those days!” says President Christopher Luna. With the help of their children, straight out of high school they began to help. The oldest Meybol was the company controller. Olivia handled National Chain Sales, Anita managed the store front in Downtown Los Angeles and their younger brothers will help at the store during their summers. Over the years the van became a truck, then became a fleet of Semi's distributing throughout the United States. Roberto and Raquel retired in the year 2000.
Offering in both retail and wholesale pricing Raquel's in the Pinata District has a diverse assortment of candies, both classic and Mexican, Raquel’s is especially renowned for its Piñatas for events such as birthdays, baby showers, weddings, religious festivities, and more. Customers can choose from a wide variety of products, including candies, lollipops, chocolates, cookies, tableware, toys, games and favors, and Piñatas can be expertly customized by local artisans.
"At Raquel's in the Piñata District our mission is to always provide a fun and entertaining environment for both our customers and our employees; dedicating the utmost customer service from a friendly staff who offers premium products for all of your party needs."