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Our Story

Chef María Iglesias was born and raised in the beautiful city of Puebla, Mexico. She has more than twenty (20) years of experience in the Hospitality Industry and truly specializes in Mexican Culinary Arts. In 1985, she arrived in the land of opportunity, New York, and worked hard to obtain her dream. In 2000, she successfully opened her first Mexican restaurant “La Hacienda” and in 2012 launched La Adelita Restaurant & Bakery located in Woodside, Queens.

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Subsequently, Mrs. Iglesias has striven to provide a warm family-friendly ambiance, maintain an authentic Mexican culture, cuisine, and tradition. Every ingredient and recipe are authentically made, the secret sauce is a legacy her grandmother passed onto her mother, and one she will pass onto her daughter as well.

Maria & Cynthia, a mom and daughter team have striven together to not only serve the community, but also to help women who have been domestically abused by providing job opportunities and encouraging that they are not alone.

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Subsequently, Mrs. Iglesias has striven to provide a warm family-friendly ambiance, maintain an authentic Mexican culture, cuisine, and tradition. Every ingredient and recipe makes up her menu of authentic Mexican cuisine, the secret sauce is a legacy her grandmother passed onto her mother and that she will pass onto her daughter as well.

Maria & Cynthia, a mother-daughter team, have striven together to not only serve the community but also to help women who have been domestically abused by providing job opportunities and encouraging that they are not alone.