Image: Wrestlers Renegado and Mr. Tempest look at the griddle
Todd Krainin  /  AP
Mexican wrestlers Renegado and Mr. Tempest look at an image of what they believe is "Our Lady of Guadalupe" on a griddle at Las Palmas restaurant in Calexico, Calif.
updated 5/1/2009 7:13:33 PM ET 2009-05-01T23:13:33

The hottest thing on the griddle at the Las Palmas restaurant these days isn't the food — it's the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe that a cook says she saw on the griddle.

Restaurant manager Brenda Martinez says more than 100 people have flocked to the small town of Calexico on the California-Mexico border to gaze at the likeness of the Virgin Mary since it was discovered as the griddle was being cleaned.

Among the awe-struck was a group of masked Mexican wrestlers who arrived Thursday for an exhibition at a nearby swap meet.

One, known as Mr. Tempest, says: "This is amazing. It's a true miracle."

Since the discovery, the griddle has been taken out of service and placed in a shrine in a storage room.

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