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Hispanic Heritage Month: La Mesa Mexican Restaurant

Posted at 10:35 AM, Oct 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-06 15:23:58-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — As we continue to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, we're highlighting a Mexican restaurant that's constantly evolving.

You might have heard of the local favorite, La Mesa Mexican Restaurant.

But as 3 News Now anchor Vanessa Villafuerte shows us, what you might not know is how the local chain all started with a big dream rooted in Mexico decades ago.

If you're looking to dive into the traditional Mexican cuisine experience, La Mesa might be just the place for you.

"Cuisine-wise, La Mesa has never been afraid of innovating," Jose Salazar, co-owner of La Mesa said. "We've never had to say we're going to stop changing, we always want to bring what's next."

Salazar said the restaurant takes inspiration straight from Mexico. However, they're always looking to add a fresh, new flare to each dish they serve.

"Over time, we have diversified our menus and challenged our guests to try something different," Salazar said.

Besides the mouth-watering food, Salazar said it comes down to the immersive dine-in experience.

"We try to bring that Mexican experience to a whole new level," Salazar said. "From the tequilas we serve, to the plates the food is served on, to the chairs you sit in and the decorations."

Salazar said La Mesa is only adding more to its menu in the years to come.

"There is a tremendous sense of pride," Salazar said. "But it's also been motivated by the challenge we want, we want to continue to be humble, we want to continue to be the restaurant for the people to come and bring their family in and have a meal."

La Mesa has several different locations around town.

Head to La Mesa's website to find a location near you.

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