CHEFS AND RESTAURATEURS

MAMA YUCAS

If you want to feel like you're in a home rather than a restaurant, head to Yuca's. Socorro Herrera and her family have been serving Yucatan inspired cuisine since April 1, 1976 in the heart of Los Feliz. Socorro greets every single costumer with open arms, creating an atmosphere that makes you feel right at home. It was Socorro's dream to have a place to feed the community her unique home cooking, and after years of seeing corporations doing Mexican food wrong she decided it was time for her to dive into the food industry.

The Yuca's family prides themselves on their tacos, burritos and their ability to know your order with a sole glance. Their succulent and tender 'Cochinita Pibil Tacos' will make you forget about your diet and eat almost 3 more than the ordered amount. When asked, "what's your favorite dish to eat here?" Socorro replies with "Taco de Carne Asada con queso y una copa de frijol." Her daughter, Dora Herrera, on the other hand sticks with a ‘Bean and Cheese Burrito’ and a ‘Cheeseburger’. Wait, cheeseburgers at a Mexican Restaurant? Yup! 

With two locations already in place, there’s speculation that a food truck might be in the making. But, Dora see’s Yuca’s going international before a food truck opening. Perhaps the next time you’re in Europe, you’ll stumble upon a Yuca’s Paris.