La Guerrera’s Kitchen is Ofelia Barajas and her daughter Reyna Maldonado, both immigrants from Guerrero, Mexico, who are self-described “maíz warriors.” They’re dedicated to fighting genetically modified corn by using GMO-free masa in their tamales, which come in pork, chicken, and vegan varieties (with mole versions to come). They fought harassment and citations from public works during Barajas’ 15 years as an unlicensed street vendor. They’re also warriors in the sense that they represent Guerrero with pride. The menu features homestyle food from Guerrero, made using family recipes. Along with tamales, you’ll find green and red pozole on weekends — with a vegan option including calabacitas, mushrooms, and green beans. There’s also a rotating cast of tacos, including Guerrero-style beef barbacoa made with banana and avocado leaves. And since the mother-daughter duo hails from the coast, you’ll also find build-your-own ceviches, perfect for enjoying on a warm summer day on the patio that the counter service restaurant shares with the Aloha Club.

— Katherine Hamilton


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