Taste of Mexico is a monthly special menu series that highlights the classic dishes and cooking techniques from a different Mexican state each month.
For the month of August, join Chef de Cuisine Jose Alvarez as he explores the central valley state of Guanajuato and it’s hearty cuisine. Menus run all month long so come join us for dinner before the month is out to try some of our favorite dishes from Guanajuato.
Situated in the lush valley region of central mexico known as the ‘bajio’, the State of Guanajuato has a rich gastronomic history due to the abundant produce grown in the region. Indigenous agricultural staples of corn, tomatoes, and chiles combined with spanish livestock and spices make up the bedrock of the state’s culinary tradition.
Guanajuato is also a mineral rich state that has a history of commercial mining that dates back over five hundred years and has caused the state to see great prosperity.
A labor force of miners requires a cuisine that is hearty and supplemented with root vegetables and protein and this is what we chose to highlight in our Guanajuato menu.
Raise a glass to one of the five tequila producing states in Mexico as we celebrate the food and culture of Guanajuato!
FLAVORS OF GUANAJUATO
chicharron torta, guacamole, three chile salsa
pork tamale, ancho chile salsa, oaxaca cheese, crema, pickled onions
Enchiladas Mineras $22
chicken enchiladas, guajillo salsa, queso fresco, crema
Mole Verde $24
green mole, pork, squash, pumpkin seeds, epazote, jalapeno
Diego y Frida $16
TDJ reposado, lemon, hibiscus, ginger, cerveza, orange bitters
El Pipila $18
mezcal, lime, pineapple, ancho verde, banana