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Alamo Heights just got a little hotter — and we're not talking about real estate. In 2021, the trendy neighborhood will welcome El Morita Kitchen, a new Mexican City-inspired restaurant from the brothers behind famed La Panadería.
David and Jose Cáceres will launch their newest restaurant in the Quarry Village mixed-use development next summer. Its menu will focus on flour and corn, notes a release, and is being developed in conjunction with celebrity chefs based in Mexico's capital city.
"The Mexico City food scene is truly rich, presenting a kaleidoscope of flavor,” said David Cáceres, co-founder and head baker of La Panadería, in a release. “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.”
With the La Panadería team at the helm, particular attention will be paid to the dessert offerings, a "menu influenced by the Cáceres brothers’ 30-year culinary journey." Over the past six years, the brothers Cáceres have developed a cult-like following at La Panadería, which now boasts two locations offering everything from almond-tequila croissants to classic tortas to trendy avocado toast.
Along with the specially developed food menu, the new restaurant will also offer a full bar. Patrons can choose from a drinks list of chile morita-, jamaica-, tamarindo-, and horchata-based cocktails to make it a true DF experience.
El Morita Kitchen will be open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but it's brunch that captures the true spirit of the restaurant, the owners say. "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,'" notes a release.
Though exact details aren't yet available, the restaurant says it will release more information in early 2021. In the meantime, the brothers will continue to work on its newest endeavor, among its other, loftier goal of transforming culture.
“We believe that culture evolves through three elements," says Jose Cáceres, "food, language and art."