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Fresh, contemporary Mexican cuisine and cocktails - Maiz Molino, Seattle, WA

Maiz Molino

4.7
4.7
125 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
For generations, molinos have served as celebrations of the most honored culinary tradition in our Mexican culture — nixtamal! Translated from the native Nahuatl, nixtamal is the production of corn dough, or masa.

The molineros’ millenary artisan techniques in the nixtamal process are the foundation for creating all great antojitos — the craveable snacks sold by street vendors all across Mexico.

Our mission is to preserve and promote the beautiful, bio diverse treasure that is heirloom, non-GMO Mexican corn. We work directly with local, small-scale farmers to ensure our grains are sourced in an ethical and sustainable way. Our authentic, fresh, small-batch recipes allow you to experience your favorite Mexican dishes the way they were meant to be — the same way we enjoyed them as kids!

By introducing the Seattle community to our traditions, we hope that you'll fall in love with them as much as we have. Thank you for being a part of this journey. We w

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Farm-to-table, Contemporary Mexican
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–1:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (206) 402-6142
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic, Women
  • Executive chef
    Victoria Martin
  • Catering
    Contact us or see the link below for more information on our catering services! Please provide an advance of at least 72 hours for your order. Ask about adding freshly made salsas, drinks, and desserts to complete your meal! Any advertised pricing does not cover delivery or gratuity. <br /><br />https://www.maizseattle.com/catering
  • Private party facilities
    Let us know if you're interested in participating in our upcoming masa classes or Mexican wine tastings! More information coming soon.
  • Neighborhood
    Belltown / Pike Place Market
  • Cross street
    On 6th Avenue between Bell and Battery
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Less than one mile to Westlake Lightrail Station, walking distance from Seattle Center, and just blocks away from the Downtown and South Lake Union business campuses.
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 125 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

125 Reviews
  1. Dawn

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Elevated yet authentic… some of the best Mexican I’ve ever had. Don’t miss the short rib, elotes risotto or mole duck.

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  2. MarissaP

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I'll start off by saying that this was not an "out of this world" eatery, rather it is a good Mexican food eatery. I say this because expectations lead to whether you had a good or bad experience. Also, we all have different tastes. Our food was tasty for where we are on the globe. Meaning, it could have had more spice and flavor (for my liking). The staff was attentive and friendly. The decor was precious. Our toddler enjoyed a quiet place to have dinner. The horchata tasted and was home made. I would totally come back on my next visit. Thank you!

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  3. TonyI

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was fantastic! Innovative and uncommon Mexican menu! We went there to celebrate my birthday. My wife had the Pike Place fish of the day, cooked with plantains. She has not had fish prepped this way before and she absolutely loved it! I had the Lamb Borrego. It was also a fantastic meal especially the lamb barbacoa’ it was crisped perfectly and the carmelized sections bring up a great hit to the palate. It was like a deconstructed burrito and you get to build it for each bite. It comes with tortilla with imbedded melted cheese. I didn’t even need the extra tortilla pieces they sent with it. I just wish the rice came with it and I didn’t have to order it separately. The dish is great with rice. Also could use more beans, which was in a tiny saucer. All said, their simple setting surprisingly turned out great food! We both want to come back soon to try the other menu items.

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  4. JaimeC

    Phoenix

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an outstanding brunch, food had the authentic Mexican flavor, our waiter was very helpful and diligent, definitely will come back again.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional chilaquiles. Quite possibly the best I’ve ever had. The asada ones are my favorite. A perfect coffee. And amazing decor-such a rad place.

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  6. ThomasC

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Good food! Busy place. They were a little under staffed so there was a lag in service, but not a big deal unless you’re a dick about it. Would def go back and def recommend

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  7. MikelM

    Seattle

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely brunch at Maiz Molina. It was very relaxing to sit at the counter to watch the culinary wizards in action in the kitchen. I didn’t feel like eggs and they were very kind to let me sub beans to go with my avocado tostada. The de olla was worth the 10 minute wait and was absolutely divine!

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  8. MaryA

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Good, but not nearly as good as it was a year ago. We would go again, but wouldn’t go out of our way to go again.

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  9. Cathe

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great restaurant with authentic recipes. Service was wonderful, very helpful to explore options that worked for our dietary needs. Will definitely return!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    In general experience fell short of expectation. First, the food was pretty bland. Second, considering the portion sizes and quality of the ingredients, the prices are excessive. I don't foresee myself returning to this restaurant or recommending it to my friends.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    First time here. Good and tasty food. Casual and relaxed setting.

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  12. NickyC

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Flavorful, colorful eats. Will definitely return soon.

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  13. GretaH

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious and well prepared food - that is always expanding my appreciation for Mexican food.

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  14. AbigailV

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    I dont want to dock them for being understaffed, cause the staff was suuuuper friendly and nice, it just was a very barebones experience and there was an item missing from our order- no biggie, it just was part of the experience. The food was very delicious!!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I enjoyed Maiz with friends for brunch. Authentic food. Heirloom corn chips, tortillas are amazing and nothing I have ever had in Seattle

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  16. KyleN

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great new spot with inspired food qqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqq

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  17. JasonL

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This place was great, the food is absolutely outstanding. The service was great, they were very nice and welcoming. Great options on the menu. Highly recommend.

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  18. CrankyOldMan

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    I think this restaurant's model is just not for me. Maybe not a bad place, but not what I am looking for. Made a reservation with OpenTable for lunch. Walked in at 11:30 and the place was empty. I was then handed a very limited brunch menu of unusual Mexican Brunch Entrees, I guess? When I asked for a lunch menu, I was informed that they served brunch until 2:00PM, closed for two hours, and then served lunch starting at 4:00 PM. Might be good for people looking for something different. I'll stick to something more traditional.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We’ve been here a few times and it’s usually really good but they underperformed this time. I usually get the Elote Risotto but for whatever reason tonight it was “unavailable”. Had to settle for a seafood with rice dish that was pretty good but not what I was craving. My wife also stuck by her usual and while it tasted fine it arrived cold to the touch. We don’t usually send food back but it wasn’t even warm anymore. She also asked for it without onion and it arrived with a pile of red onion right on top plus pico de gallo which also had onion of course. Overall it wasn’t what we were hoping for when we picked Maíz for dinner. I’d be really curious to know if the Elote Risotto is gone for good or just that one time. It’s my favorite dish so I might not go back if it’s gone honestly.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been wanting to visit for a while now and I’m so thankful my wife and I did! Our waiter and staff members are amazing! The food is delicious and amazing!! The atmosphere is unique and cultural and we loved it!! :)

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  21. Yoshi

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Just... ok. I don't think I will come back for this price.

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  22. JoeF

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great brunch spot. Fantastic chilaquiles. Gorgeous talavera dishware. Great ambience overall. They even had cafe de olla off the menu! I haven't found it outside of Mexico so that was a real treat.

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  23. David

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The concept is good, but the execution on this visit was a bit lacking. One of two tamales was quite dry, and the Borrego a la Barbacoa would have benefited from more sauce and less meat.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I honestly can’t give a review on the food, so this is a review based solely on our service experience there. We arrived about 10 minutes early for our reservation, and we were not greeted by the staff at all. We stood at the counter for a few minutes, until a waitstaff member pointed to a table in the corner and told us to go there. The table was wobbly and broken, so we moved to a different table. When we arrived for our reservation, a larger party of 8 arrived about 5 minutes after us. The waiter went and took their order, despite us having been there and had a reservation. He simply dropped a set of cutlery off, then brought plates and plopped a drink menu down. He came back to drop off water but didn’t want to take a drink order, as he was clearly more pressed to take the large party of tech bros’ order than ours. We made it clear that we were thinking about leaving, and still no staff came by. We walked out without a drink order, a food order, or any real interaction with the waitstaff. The restaurant was sooooooo slow, there is no excuse for such awful service. This was so disappointing. After seeing the chef is from Puebla (where my wife’s family is from), we really wanted to check this place out. We were so excited to see their modern take on traditional dishes she grew up eating. However, with such bad service on a slow Thursday night, I don’t see how or why I would be enticed to return to a place for such a terrible service experience.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, good vibes, and good service however the staff seemed overwhelmed. In light of this, food came out a bit delayed. Overall, it was good. I'll go back again.

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  26. MeeshPDX

    Portland

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful flavors and excellent service - and we loved taking home warm tortillas!

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  27. RagnarM

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We have a reservation eraly and the did not have a lot of guisados options available, if the are not ready why are they open? Or at l east the should have 4 options and should be explain on v the beginning

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  28. StacieF

    Greater Boston

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful food and ambience. It was not t crowded but might be noisy when it is. The food was fresh and interesting.

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  29. Stephanie

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent and friendly service paired with delicious food. Highly recommend the shrimp gorditas!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service, best meal in Seattle Wa.

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  31. AllanC

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The first margarita we got both my wife and I agreed was the best margarita we had ever had-- just perfect. The food was extremely flavorful-- I had the asado and my wife had the zarandeado, which we both agreed was super flavorful and delicious. We will go again.

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  32. JaimeC

    Phoenix

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great authentic Mexican food, with great service and ambiance.

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  33. CassieF

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food here is special and really delicious. Great cocktails as well! Mac and Cassie took excellent care of us.

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  34. Lawyer

    Atlanta Metro

    55 reviews

    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was outstanding. They forgot about us a couple of times as far as service goes but we weren’t in a rush so we really didn’t care.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was fabulous. Our waiter, Mac, was knowledgeable, fun, nice and gave us great suggestions. The Horchata was incredible and everything we ate was great.

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  36. NBB24

    Vancouver

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Ceviche was on point … the mole was biter and lacked seasoning - all the bones in the meat made it very difficult to eat.. the lamb was dry and lacked seasoning. Expensive and not a good value … $100 usd and left disappointed. Service was excellent and atmosphere was lovely. But food and price paid was definitely lacking

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  37. LindsayT

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    They were out of multiple items on the cocktail and dinner menus. Food was underseasoned.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    The food was horrible, my husband got sick after. Also, nothing in the menu is from Puebla. Do yourself a favor and go to casa Oaxaca instead

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  39. AlisonR

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing authentic food and the best margarita I’ve ever had! A quality, mixology-style yet simple marg. Loved it. The agua frescas we’re also very delicious.

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  40. Whit

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our experience was awesome! There was a screaming kid behind up with some vocals chords and the acoustics are definitely loud in there mostly because of the cool mosaic tile. Our server Mac was great! Knowledgeable and tentative. The food is INCREDIBLE! I was totally impressed! You can tell it is made with love and with fresh good ingredients. My partner and Dad said their margaritas were one of the best they have ever had!

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FAQs

Maiz Molino does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Maiz Molino also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 402-6142.

Maiz Molino is rated 4.7 stars by 125 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Maiz Molino

2325 6th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    On 6th Avenue between Bell and Battery
  • Neighborhood
    Belltown / Pike Place Market
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–1:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Farm-to-table, Contemporary Mexican
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Less than one mile to Westlake Lightrail Station, walking distance from Seattle Center, and just blocks away from the Downtown and South Lake Union business campuses.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic, Women
  • Executive chef
    Victoria Martin
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (206) 402-6142
  • Catering
    Contact us or see the link below for more information on our catering services! Please provide an advance of at least 72 hours for your order. Ask about adding freshly made salsas, drinks, and desserts to complete your meal! Any advertised pricing does not cover delivery or gratuity. <br /><br />https://www.maizseattle.com/catering
  • Private party facilities
    Let us know if you're interested in participating in our upcoming masa classes or Mexican wine tastings! More information coming soon.
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