Sauce Magazine – Oaxacan restaurant to open in south St. Louis County this summer
The Oaxacan restaurant opens in southern St. Louis County this summer
New Mexican flavors will hit the St. Louis dining scene in May or June when La Oaxaqueña opens at 2925 Lemay Ferry Road in South County, according to St. Louis Magazine. There co-owner Yolanda Soriano offers a menu with authentic Oaxaca food. “The food will be Oaxacan recipes,” she explained. “Authentic food that is not that easy to find here.”
Soriano, who will own the restaurant along with her husband Jaime Rosas, pointed out that La Oaxaqueña will actually have two different menus: a Tex-Mex menu with popular dishes like burritos and tacos with flour tortillas, and an Oaxacan menu with classic dishes like tlayudas and tamales and corn tortilla-centric cuisine.
Sorianos Tlayuda starts with a large corn tortilla that is freshly made in-house. “There will be chilled beans, cabbage, tomatoes, avocado and oaxacan cheese spread. It’s really good, ”she said. “It’s the most popular dish in Oaxaca.” Their tamales are made in plantain leaves instead of the more common corn husk and filled with a red or black mole, chicken, and fresh corn.
La Oaxaqueña doesn’t have a chef yet, but its recipes come from Soriano, who will be cooking. “Maybe my sister-in-law will help in the kitchen,” she said. “The family will work.” With that in mind, Soriano said that she recently prepared her recipes by cooking for friends and family over the weekend.
La Oaxaqueña has a robust beer menu and margaritas. For dessert, Soriano offers a few options, including nicuatole. “It’s similar to flan, but made with all the corn and a little bit of cinnamon,” she explained.
Soriano looks forward to introducing St. Louis to the food she grew up with. “People will find something else,” she said. “I want to offer people something new that they may not be familiar with: real, authentic Oaxaca food.”