Modern Mexican Delight. There’s no need to drive to San Francisco to find a metropolitan, upscale, trendy dining experience. Since its July 23rd, opening, Memos’ Cocina has been a beacon of fine Mexican food, delivered in an unparalleled dining environment.
For example, envision the Chile Relleno on Nagada. A poblano chile stuffed with beef picadillo, apples and peaches. If that isn’t enough, the entire meal is smothered in a creamy walnut sauce and pomegranates. And imagine that you’re eating that chile relleno in the finest dining room in New York City, the sort of venue hipsters might wait hours for a chance to experience.
Owner Karina Ramirez describes the restaurant’s fare as, “A modern twist on authentic Mexican food” Sure, it’s what you would get in Mexico, owner Karina Ramirez said, describing the Oaxaca cheeses and age-old cooking techniques used to produce there thoroughly modern meals.
The authenticity starts before the food gets to the table. Memo’s Cocina’s tequila bar offers more than 100 different tequilas, many of them from small, artisan distilleries seldom seen outside of Mexico.
“We really wanted to offer our guest unique, handcrafted cocktails” Karina said.
And in a wide range of mescals – tequila’s soulful cousin, made from smoked agave – and Memo’s Cocina’s bar is a mixologist’s dream. Those tequilas and mescals are turned into world-class cocktails by Memo’s Cocinas’ bartenders. Ramirez’s favorite, a blend of fresh muddled blackberries, aged tequila and mint, is known a “La Jefa.” These phenomenal cocktails and scrumptious entrees are offered in a metropolitan environment unlike any other in Turlock.
On Wednesday nights a local jazz band plays, adding to the lively trendy vibe. And of course, eating at Memo’s Cocina helps the local community.
The restaurant is very involved in caring for local students, helping schools fund raise for scholarships, field trips and other extracurricular activities.
Article by Try Turlock First