Santo Padre Filming Locations: Where is Mayans MC filmed?

Mayans Where Filmed
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Mayans MC is the long-awaited Sons of Anarchy spin-off, expanding its violent universe with the stories of the Mayans Motorcycle Club gang. The action takes place two and a half years after the events occurred at the end of the 7th season of the original series.

The FX production has an almost completely new cast, lead by J. D. Pardo (The Twilight Saga, Snitch) as Ezekiel. Sarah Bolger (The Tudors, Into the Badlands) is also starring in the project, along with Michael Irby (True Detective, The Unit) and Clayton Cardenas (Snowfall, American Crime).

Both the first and the second seasons of Mayans MC were filmed in California and Mexico. Studio work took place at Santa Clarita Studios, so probably the clubhouse set, the courtyard and other interiors are located there. We try to keep spoilers to a minimum and as usual, we will be updating this report with new information about the filming locations of the second season every week:

Where was Mayans DC filmed
Mayans is set in the fictional town of Santo Padre which was filmed in Calexico (Imperial County). Pictured, the iconic Water Tower right at the border with Mexico.
(You can open all the locations on Google Maps clicking on the links below in the captions ↴)
Image courtesy of FX Networks and Google Maps




Mayans DC City
A lot the action happening at the other side of the border was filmed in Tecate, Mexico. Pictured, the Mercado Municipal in a scene from S2E02. Image courtesy of FX Networks and Google Maps


Mayans scrapyard
The Romeo Brothers scrapyard that hosts the Mayans' Santo Padre charter is located at 1583 Fishburn Ave, near Ramona Gardens in Los Angeles. The set for the exterior of the Mayans Motorcycle club house was built in a little driveway off the Santa Clarita Studios lot. Image courtesy of FX Networks and Google Maps (scrapyard) - Set Map


Mayans MC Location
EZ's father butcher shop, Carnicería Reyes, is located at 11742 Victory Blvd, North Hollywood. Actually, it is an Argentinian butcher's shop. Image courtesy of FX Networks and Google Maps


Mayans Cemetery
In episode one (first season), rival gangs face each other in the Angelus-Rosedale Cemetery (Pico-Union district, Los Angeles). This majestic burial ground, filled with palm trees and monumental art, dates from 1884.
Image courtesy of FX Networks and Dani Figueiredo - Map


Mayans MC drehort
The flashback scene of the high school was filmed at San Fernando Senior High School.
Image courtesy of FX Networks and Google Maps


Mayans MC filming Location
The San Búho Tribal Casino from episode 3 and 9 is the Hustler Casino in Redondo Beach Blvd, Gardena.
Image courtesy of FX Networks and Google Maps


Where was Mayans MC filmed
The Mexican main square of the town, used as the backdrop for several scenes, is the Plaza México shopping area in Lynwood. Image courtesy of FX Networks and Google Maps


Mayans MC filmed in Mexico
In episode 3, Emily and her mother-in-law go for a short trip across the border. They get out the car in a street located in Mexico City's Historic Center, next to Santo Domingo de Guzmán church (Leandro Valle street). The scene continues more than 1,800 miles away, in Plaza México. Image courtesy of FX Networks and Atlas of Wonders - Map


Mayans shooting locations
Local newspaper Imperial Valley Press informed that the FX series were shooting at Yuha desert near Ocotillo, that may be the actual location for Los Olvidados rebel camp. Some more filming took place in Acton.
Image courtesy of FX Networks - Google Maps


Mayans film location
The Olympic Coffee Shop dinner from S1E04 is located at 12192 San Fernando Rd, Sylmar.
Image courtesy of FX Networks and Google Maps


Mayans house
When EZ and Bishop go to Inland Empire in S2E02, the gas station where they meet the the Southside I.T. members is the Mobil gas station on Kuehner Drive in Simi Valley. The arcade is Mountasia off Soledad Canyon in Santa Clarita. Image courtesy of FX Networks and Google Maps


Mayans house
The Valley Family Center from S02E4 is located in San Fernando, in the northwestern region of Los Angeles County. Image courtesy of FX Networks and Google Maps

Can you help to improve this article about the filming locations of Mayans MC? To complete and correct this report, any feedback, info or images that you may have are more than welcome, thank you!

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Finally, here are a few links to some cool merchandasing from the series, including this original promo poster, a hoodie or some tracks from the music score. Time for a catch-up? Get your hands on the Sons of Anarchy The Complete Series DVD or Blue-ray.

  

31 comments

  1. Does anyone know what high school in the flashback scene was filmed at?

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  2. My mom swears it was san Fernando high school

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    1. Please tell you mom that we are very grateful for the intel provided. Updated!

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  3. The third episode where the burnt bodies where... seems to be plaza Mexico in south gate.

    Also the casino seen where Jimmy and the Mayan are speaking outside seems to be the hustler casino in gardena

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  4. The casino scene on 3rd episode is the Hustler casino in Gardena.

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  5. Does anyone know the location of Galindo’s house? (Sorry for the double post)

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    1. Yes! Where is that fabulous house? It doesn't look like California so I think it's in Mexico/Baja.

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    2. Its in simi valley, California

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  6. The rebel camp in the rocks on episode 3 is at Vasquez Rocks in the Agua Dulce area of Santa Clarita. This location is most famous for Star Trek episodes, and the opening credit scene from the original Lone Ranger TV series.

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  7. hi, just seen episode 5, where is the mexican town?

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  8. Looks like the most recent one aired on 10.16.18 was filmed off of Highway 8 in the Pine Valley Campo Boulevard area?

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  9. Where is the clubhouse location? Santa Clarita Studios parking lot?

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    1. studio lot doesnt look big enough. anybody know?

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  10. Yes, please! The Galindo house is full on real estate porn. Where is it?

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  11. Where are the club house and wrecking yard located

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  12. Mobil Gas Station on Kuehner Drive in Simi Valley, Ca. May 29-30. I saw it

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  13. 1583 Fishburn Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90063 is the scrap yard. Still searching for the location of the exterior of the clubhouse

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    1. Awesome, thanks A LOT for your help finding this one!

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  14. In S2 EP 2 The scene of the brothers at the Arcade inside and out playing mini golf and then the fight/shooting with the White boy bikers and all chase scenes with highway patrol etc are all filmed in Santa Clarita at the arcade is Mountasia off Soledad Canyon and the chase scenes are around that area off Soledad Canyon. A lot of Santa Clarita scenes we’re done for SOA!!!

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    1. Yep! We watched part of the filming of the chase through the industrial area off Soledad and Honby to Ruether.

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  15. https://www.google.com/maps/@34.4315182,-118.5756717,3a,75y,344.22h,68.77t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1szP3x7eKLtKmFkf9I_SUkag!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

    I found the set for the exterior of the club house. It's a little driveway off the Santa Clarita Studios lot. I have some clips off Google Maps I can email you.

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    1. Thanks a lot, that's awesome!

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    2. If you like, here is our email: atlasofwonders@gmail.com

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  16. I'd like to know where the Galindo family house is located.

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  17. Where was the flying serpent lodge filming location season 2 episode 8?

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