Have you tried this hidden gem on the east hill of Magnolia? I had the chance to stop in for lunch and got the opportunity to meet the owners and sample some great food!
It began with a Christmas gift. Carlos Vasquez (who has more than 20 years in the restaurant business), wanted to surprise his wife, Josefina Chavez, with her dream present; a restaurant. He got the space on Thorndyke, readied the kitchen and even commissioned artist Renae to create murals with her image. When the day arrived, he gave her a set of keys and drove her to the restaurant, named after her, of course.
Thrilled with her gift, Josefina now cooks in her dream restaurant.
Their expansive menu has everything from carnitas to chiles rellenos. The space is cozy and friendly, and the food is reasonably priced. I had the Molcajete, chicken, steak, nopal cactus, and chorizo cooked over flames and served on a hot rock plate. It came with rice, beans, salsa, queso fresco and homemade corn tortillas. It was delicious and I had leftovers for two meals.
2818 Thorndyke Ave W
open 11am-pm Monday-Sunday
What is your favorite place to eat in Magnolia?