Mixteca, a family business striving to follow in the culinary footsteps of their ancestors, is led by chef Doña Paula Asuncion. originally from el Carmen Tuxtitlan, Oaxaca, México, The influence of the region's varied geography and indigenous cultures are reflected in the food. founded on staples such as corn, beans, chili peppers and many other fresh foods was born a culinary icon known as mole, and you must try it here! Mixteca’s Mole is an exceptionally complex chili-based sauce, which combines techniques and ingredients that embody the cultural and culinary traditions of their mestizo heritage. Don't forget their mouth watering tamales, wonderful with or without mole.
meet the owner
Doña Paula began her journey as a young girl accompanying her father, a merchant, to the mercados of Oaxaca, México. She also began making tamales and mole as gifts for her neighbors, and loved it so much, she has been making them for friends, family and neighbors ever since. To support her family of six children in the U.S., Paula worked on farms or at fast food establishments until she joined Micro Mercantes business incubator in 2012, which helped her pursue her dream of starting a tamale business. Her ultimate goal is to have a business that allows her to pass her culinary heritage to her family and the community through her art and love for cooking.