On March 7, El Huarache Loco owner Verónica Salazar, a graduate of La Cocina’s incubator program, will open her own restaurant in Marin County.
The Mexico City native got her start in the restaurant business at an early age, in her family’s restaurant, Colonia La Raza. When she moved to the Bay Area, she longed for traditional dishes like mole and huaraches, and found herself cooking them during her free time.
With the help of La Cocina, she started selling her food at Alemany Farmer’s Market on weekends. She’s the first graduate of La Cocina’s program to open a brick and mortar restaurant.
“My food reflects the many years of cooking with my parents and grandparents, and my love for traditional Mexican cuisine,” she wrote.
Her restaurant, which will be in the Marin County Mart, will serve pozole, borrego and handmade squash blossom quesadillas, among other popular dishes.
Salazar also received a loan from Opportunity Fund to open her business.