Founder of La Casita, Guillermo, was born in Veracruz, Mexico. Veracruz is a wonderful part of the world where flavoursome food amazes your taste buds. Veracruz is the state in Mexico where you will find the most wonderful fruits growing abundantly, coffee beans being harvested all year round, vanilla pods hanging from the trees inland and in the Port of Veracruz, the famous seafood dishes fresh from the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Guillermo and his wife met in Cancun in 1991 where they both worked in tourism but in 2001, after 10 years in the sunshine, they decided to move to the UK to Clare’s hometown.
Guillermo had a dream to share his passion for Mexican food with people. He began to turn this dream into reality by chance in 2014 when the Instituto Cervantes on Deansgate asked his advice for their “Mexican Night”. They were hosting a Mexican artist who was to exhibit their work and Cervantes wanted to compliment this with some authentic Mexican food. Guillermo volunteered to take care of this himself….an so began the “La casita” story.
Following the amazing feedback from this event Guillermo pushed on with the business. He could see the opportunity to share his passion with more people. He formalised the business plan and began to travel the North West of England with his tacos and burritos. He has taken his street food to farmers markets, Food and Drink Festivals, Music Festivals and various other events and parties. He got the whole family involved, and then other friends began to help out in various ways as the business grew. Before long he had established a great reputation for his food and managed to have a regular place at the Street Food Market in Piccadilly Gardens every week. Then in 2016 an opportunity came to buy a small restaurant in Chorlton, Manchester. Guillermo decided this was the next step for La Casita so the people of Manchester could come, sit down and feel at home. He wanted to share not only the food but the Mexican feeling by offering great service and really caring about the customers. La Casita aims to showcase all that is great about the Mexican culture.
We have remained true to our street food roots and serve freshly prepared food, with the colours of Mexico proudly incorporated in our Pico de Gallo (red, white and green). The menu reflects not only just the flavours of Veracruz but also the Yucatan peninsula, Oaxaca and Mexico City with hints and influences of other traditional dishes and flavours. We hope you call in to see us, not just to taste our food, but to enjoy the experience of spending time in La Casita
Our goal is to inspire you with the real tastes, aromas and textures of Mexican street food.