For 18 years, Olivia Mecalco has worked as a cook in San Francisco. She learned to cook from her grandmother. Growing up just outside Mexico City, her home was a makeshift hotel for travelers who would come from far and wide to gather important family documents from the town’s records office. Olivia’s grandmother was a talented cook who chatted with the women who came through her kitchen and always wrote down the recipes they shared. It was her own form of record keeping. Olivia watched her grandmother closely and grew a deep appreciation for regionally specific dishes from Mexico City, Guanajuato, Guerrero and Nayarit. After years of quietly working in kitchens around the city, Olivia is stepping to the forefront to share the foods she loves. She dreams of opening her own restaurant, Mi Comedor, one day soon.
On Sunday, November 4, this talented chef will pop-up at the beloved Tacos Cala. Enter through the alleyway and join us for a soul satisfying menu of tacos de pescado, pollo adobado, cochinita pibil and verduras.