Founders of popular San Antonio restaurant staple La Panadería, David and Jose Cáceres, announced their latest culinary venture coming to the Quarry Village in summer 2021. Titled El Morita Kitchen, the concept will provide a fresh take on Mexico City-inspired cuisine, while focusing on the use of flour and corn and featuring a dessert menu influenced by the Cáceres brothers’ 30-year culinary journey. The menu will be crafted by the Cáceres brothers in conjunction with input from Mexico City-based celebrity chefs.
El Morita Kitchen will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and will feature a full bar that will bring to life a new brunch experience featuring chile morita, jamaica, tamarindo and horchata-based cocktails among others, and patio dining for a casual, yet sophisticated experience. El Morita Kitchen honors the memories of a typical Sunday brunch with the Cáceres brothers’ mother, Doña Josefina, accompanied by her signature dish “Huevos Morita.”
“We believe that culture evolves through three elements: food, language and art,” says Jose Cáceres, co-founder of La Panadería.
Since opening La Panadería in San Antonio in 2014, the Cáceres brothers’ mission has been to share Mexico’s “Bread Cultura,” bringing the art of their beloved pan dulce items to the Texas market that have since become a culinary staple for residents and visitors to San Antonio alike. La Panadería has seen great success in San Antonio and has shown resilience throughout the uncertain times the global coronavirus pandemic has brought on, with two locations in operation on Broadway and Houston St.
“The Mexico City food scene is truly rich, presenting a kaleidoscope of flavor,” says David Cáceres, co-founder and head baker of La Panadería. “Whether you’re enjoying street food or fine dining you will always be surprised, and we want to continue to share our culture and that element of surprise with San Antonio.”
Additional details on the new restaurant concept will be announced in early 2021.