Santo Padre Filming Locations: Where is Mayans MC filmed?

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The long-awaited Sons of Anarchy spin-off, Mayans MC, was filmed in California and Mexico. The series expands this violent universe with the stories of the Mayans Motorcycle Club gang.

Set in the fictional city of Santo Padre, the action takes place a few years after the events at the end of the 7th season of the original series.

Mayans motorcycles riding a road

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

The studio work took place at Santa Clarita Studios. We tried to keep spoilers to a minimum and as usual, we are updating this report with new information about the filming locations of the third season with every new episode:

Santo Padre city
Mayans MC is set in the fictional town of Santo Padre, which was primarily filmed in Calexico (Imperial County). Pictured, the iconic Water Tower right on the border with Mexico.
(You can open all the locations on Google Maps by clicking on the links below in the captions ↴)
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Romeo Brothers scrapyard
The Romeo Brothers scrapyard that hosts the Mayans' Santo Padre charter is located at 1583 Fishburn Ave, near Ramona Gardens in Los Angeles.
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Mayans Motorcycle Clubhouse
The set for the exterior courtyard of the Santo Padre Clubhouse was built in a former parking lot located in a little driveway off the Santa Clarita Studios building.

In the Google Street View image pictured at the bottom you can see the top of the house inside the walled backlot.
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Ezekiel dad Butcher shop
EZ's father butcher shop, Carnicería Reyes, is situated at 11742 Victory Blvd, North Hollywood. Actually, it is an Argentinian butcher's shop.
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Mayans MC City scene in the market
A lot of the action happening on the other side of the border was filmed in Tecate, Mexico. The city is world-famous for hosting one of the largest breweries in Mexico. Pictured, the Mercado Municipal in a scene from the second episode of season 2.
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Palm trees Cemetery sequence motorbike
In the first episode of season one, 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.
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Mayans MC drehort
The high school flashback scene was filmed at San Fernando Senior High School.
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Casino chapter tree location
The San Búho Tribal Casino from episodes 3 and 9 is the Hustler Casino on Redondo Beach Boulevard in Gardena.
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Filming Mexican mall scenes
The main square of the Mexican town, used as the backdrop for several scenes, is the Plaza México shopping area in Lynwood.
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shooting locations Mexico city
In episode 3, Emily and her mother-in-law go for a short trip across the border. They get out of 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.
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desert rocks camp
Local newspaper Imperial Valley Press also reported that the FX series was shooting at Yuha desert near Ocotillo, which may be the actual location for Los Olvidados rebel camp. Some more filming took place in Acton.
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Restaurant episode four
The Olympic Coffee Shop dinner from S1E04 is located at 12192 San Fernando Rd, Sylmar.
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Inland Empire bikers service station
When EZ and Bishop go to Inland Empire in S2E02, the gas station where they meet 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.
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Mayans house building
The Valley Family Center from S02E4 is situated in San Fernando, in the northwestern region of Los Angeles County.
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Overreaching Don't Pay
The Fosters Freeze fast food restaurant where Emily and her little sister Erin (played by Holland Roden) go in the third episode of season 3, "Overreaching Don't Pay", is the one located in Castaic (north of Santa Clarita).
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Myra's Motor Inn
The Myra's Motor Inn from the seventh episode, "What Comes of Handlin' Snakeskin", is the Valley Inn located in the heart of the San Fernando Valley. This modest motel triangular motel features a large swimming pool inside a nice courtyard with palm trees.
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A Mixed-up and Splendid Rescue
The local news site Ventura County Star reported that scenes for the third season were also filmed in downtown Santa Paula. This was the filming of the last scene of episode eight, "A Mixed-up and Splendid Rescue". Panadería La Paloma at 960 E Main Street doubled as the fictional Andita's ice cream parlor.
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Ezekiel Motorbike Mayans MC
The scene in the last episode, "Chapter the Last, Nothing More to Write", when Ezekiel is chased by Marcus Álvarez and Nestor, was filmed at Victory and Lankershim Boulevard in North Hollywood, near the butcher shop location.
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39 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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    2. Yes, it’s San Fernando High, it’s listed in the middle section of this article.

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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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    2. It is located at Santa Clarita Studios on what used to be a small parking lot. I work next door and watched it being built few years ago.

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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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  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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  18. The opening scene of season S2E5 where the brothers are on their motorcycles riding into Santo Padre was filmed in Simi Valley. It appears to be entirely on Tapo Canyon, north of Lost Canyon Dr.

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  19. If show gets delayed, when will it be available to viewers?
    Can't wait....

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  20. This is the link for the house on the sitting area looking out towards the pool if you click on the property it will show you the kitchen area that they used for filming. DEPARTAMENTO EN VENTA "NEREA RESIDENCIAL" EN EL COUNTRY

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  21. Mayans MC doesn't pick up two years after SOA ended. It's more like 5 or 7 years later initially beginning with season 1. EZ was in prison for 7-8 years. In one of his flashbacks, we see Emily visiting him at Stockton prison and we learn that she's pregnant with his child but not keeping it. Gemma can be seen in the background though whom SHE was visiting is unclear. So if EZ was still serving his first year in Stockton and he did 7-8 years and Gemma was still alive his first year inside. Then, it's impossible that Mayans MC takes place only two years later.

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  22. S2 E7 when Angel meets up with hector lol that is in Pacoima you can see the Paraíso nightclub on Van Nuys and San Fernando road.

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  23. Where’s the filming location of meth mountain?

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