Making Tejate at Mi Lindo Oaxaca

A bowl of tejate.

A bowl of tejate.

Tejate, a traditional Oaxacan drink made from maize, cacao, mamey seeds, and other ingredients—all handmade—is a labor-intensive preparation. And that’s an understatement.  From the hand-shelling of cacao and the grinding of the nixtamal  to the serving, takes several hours.

At Mi Lindo Oaxaca in Dallas, Honorio Garcia and family take that time to make tejate from scratch at their restaurant. Here’s a video of the incredible process that shows how the preservation of tradition trumps the creativity of modernity.



Filed under Dallas, Oak Cliff, one of the freaking best, Tacolab, Texas, West Dallas

3 responses to “Making Tejate at Mi Lindo Oaxaca

  1. Pingback: Mi Lindo Oaxaca | The Taco Trail

  2. I love that you captured this on video. Gosh, I really want to go to Oaxaca now…or at least to Dallas! I love the flavor of tejate, and knowing how much work goes into making it makes me appreciate it that much more.

    — Lola

  3. Enjoyed your festival and learned a lot. Thanks and will be back in touch. Dg

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