A recently opened and operated family restaurant serves authentic Mexican cuisine in Macon.
El Sazon Homestyle Mexican Food is located in the Forsyth Landing Mall at 4524 Forsyth Road, #308.
“Everything is homemade,” said co-owner Brenda Torres. “We cook it like we cook it at home.”
The restaurant expects to stand out for its authentic Mexican cuisine as opposed to Tex-Mex and Americanized offerings, Torres said.
All in the family
Her mother, Lorenza Torres, is co-owner and the main cook with their menu offerings based on her mother’s “seasonings and good tasty food.”
Brenda helps her mother cook; his sister, Daisy Torres, runs the restaurant and their father, Jose Hernandez, helps where needed.
Brenda worked at a Mexican restaurant. His mother has been known for her cooking, catering for family and friends for about 10 years with growing demand.
“She was like, ‘You know what, let’s go and open a restaurant or let’s go and try our luck and see if we can come up with something bigger’ and that’s why we decided to go into this. trip,” Brenda said.
At El Sazon Homestyle Mexican Food, customers can choose from a selection of burritos, tacos, tostadas, tortas, quesadillas, corditas and soups.
Tacos and burritos are the most popular menu items. Protein choices for tacos include asada (steak), pollo (grilled chicken), tinga (cooked chicken), chorizo (pork sausage), or birria (beef) in a corn or beef shell. flour.
“It’s authentic. These are not crispy tacos. These are regular tortilla tacos, cilantro and onions,” Brenda said.
Protein choices for burritos include asada, pollo, tinga, or carne molida (ground beef) wrapped in a 12-inch flour tortilla filled with refried beans, rice, lettuce, tomato, cheese and sour cream.
A salsa bar offers six different salsas along with lettuce, tomatoes and onions for toppings as well as a Nopalitos cactus salad.
The most popular sandwich is the Cubana, which has lots of meats, including milanesa de polo (breaded fried chicken), chorizo, eggs, salchicha (sliced hot dog meat), and ham.
The restaurant also offers a buffet with rotating dishes from Monday to Friday.
“On Saturdays we make our own homemade tamales,” she said. “We also try to make soup.”
A Saturday soup might be Caldo de Res (beef soup), Menudo (beef stomach soup) and Caldo de Calaron (shrimp soup).
They’ve kept the menu simple, can add Tex-Mex dishes based on customer requests, and can expand offerings along the way.
“Right now, we’ve just started,” she said. “We’ve never owned… any type of restaurant… So we’re starting a bit small.”
When the restaurant gets its liquor license, it plans to sell only beer and margaritas at first.
The restaurant is open from 10.30 a.m. to 9 p.m. from Monday to Saturday and offers meals on site and to take away. The number is 478-305-7477.