Maria Rodriguez treats us to some traditional entrées and some new vegan favorites, at her Lakeview restaurant.

“El Nuevo Mexicano was opened by my Uncle and Aunt in 1983 as a traditional Mexican restaurant and over the years we’ve developed a menu that has fresh fish, seafood, and now we’re offering a lot of vegan and vegetarian dishes.

I like people to feel like they’re at home in a relaxed atmosphere…so I want them to feel comfy, safe, cozy, and about ready to enjoy a great dinner.”