‘Our recipes discover flavours that we grew up with, and people deliver us again to our homeland at each chunk,’ says co-owner of downtown Barrie restaurant
Relating to highlighting some distinctive parts of Mexhico Restaurant, co-owner Emmanuel Flores will proudly emphasize two features: real Mexican possession and distinctive meat-free recipes.
“We’re a Mexican-owned restaurant and absolutely vegan. These actually set us other than the remaining,” he tells BarrieToday.
Though every part is plant-based on the menu, it’s not unusual for first-time prospects to overlook they’re making an attempt vegan meals. Even Mexican nationals might not discover the distinction.
Flores says the great critiques from prospects, Mexicans included, are partly as a result of his menu options Mexican flavours from his childhood expertise.
“Our recipes discover flavours that we grew up with, and people deliver us again to our homeland at each chunk,” he says.
Flores likes to say that meat is only a texture and that the flavour is what in the end makes dishes style wonderful.
“Our prospects love the range of our menu and the authenticity of our flavours. And in addition, the very fact that there’s a Mexican vegan choice in downtown Barrie,” he provides.
Mexhico’s hottest dishes embody vegan pastor and barbacoa tacos, enchiladas, and churros.
With the pastor tacos, as an example, Flores efficiently replaces pork with seasoned seitan — a mildly flavoured, high-protein meat substitute fabricated from wheat gluten.
Earlier than he went vegan over six years in the past, Flores all the time felt dissatisfied about cooking meat. He loves the thought of making vegan alternate options and exploring the wide range of vegetables and fruit obtainable out there.
In addition to serving vegan Mexican recipes ready with genuine flavours and spices, Flores eagerly refers to Mexhico as a really relaxed, inclusive, and family-oriented ambiance.
A mixture of partitions with vibrant colors, indoor crops and painted by hand dishes accompanied by vibrant meals creates a visible expertise that will remind prospects of their final Mexico journey.
Together with the Mexican eating expertise, Mexhico additionally options totally different genres of dwell music each Wednesday from 6-9 p.m.
Flores added that non-public occasion and catering providers are additionally obtainable.
“We’d arrange a taco stand or use one other configuration. It might all rely on the occasion or the calls for of our prospects,” he says.
Working since September 2020, Mexhico is positioned at 37 Dunlop St. W. Like in lots of eating places born throughout the pandemic, gross sales are rising with elevated visitors.
“We don’t have a solution to examine gross sales, however we’re a lot busier now than throughout the worst a part of the pandemic,” Flores says.
As he appears to be like to introduce new choices, reminiscent of specials of the day, Flores hopes increasingly folks discover at Mexhico a distinct solution to take pleasure in Mexican meals, vegans and non-vegans alike.