"My husband and I run this restaurant as a family business. Our three children are going to grow up here!"
—Veronica, microloan client
The Mexico City native got her start in the restaurant business at an early age, in her family’s restaurant. When Veronica moved to the Bay Area, she longed for traditional dishes like mole and huaraches, years later her dream came true with the help of Opportunity Fund.
A dream come true
El Huarache Loco is Marin County's newest, organic Mexican food obsession. With a menu that includes chilaquiles for breakfast and tacos, enchiladas, soups, salads and huaraches for lunch and dinner, it's easy to see why the customers keep coming since the restaurant opened in 2012.
El Huarache Loco is the dream of Chef/Owner Veronica Salazar. "My family has been in the food industry for over 45 years," said Salazar. "My husband and I run this restaurant as a family business. Our three children are going to grow up here!"
After operating a mobile catering truck at farmer's markets and with training in La Cocina's incubator kitchen, Veronica was ready to take her culinary enterprise to the next level. A $25,000 loan from Opportunity Fund helped Salazar with the initial capital investments to get her kitchen up and running. Now open 7 days a week from 8am - 8pm, Veronica employs 20 people at her restaurant.
What's a Hurache?
Her signature dish is a huarache, which is a Mexico City specialty sold on the streets - in markets, on corners, and especially at night. It's a corn masa cake filled with beans, cooked on a griddle and topped with almost anything: meats, mole, mushrooms and more.
“My food reflects the many years of cooking with my parents and grandparents, and my love for traditional Mexican cuisine,” Her restaurant, which is located on 1803 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur, CA, serves pozole, borrego and handmade squash blossom quesadillas, among other popular dishes.
Stop by and see what all the excitement is about. You won't be disappointed!