Taco Mesa Tortillería Orgánica & Café Opening Soon
Ivan Calderon, founder and chef of Taco Mesa and Taco Rosa, introduces a new concept, Taco Mesa – Tortillería Orgánica & Café in Orange, CA. The new restaurant, which is slated to open at the end of April 2017, will provide artisan GMO-free corn masa and tortillas to all his locations. Recognized for pioneering healthy and authentic Mexican cuisine in Orange County, Calderon builds upon 25 years of success with this expansion.
A staggering 92% of all corn in the world is genetically modified. In February, Calderon made the switch to GMO-free corn at all six of his locations, but the opening of Taco Mesa – Tortillería Orgánica & Café will give him control over sourcing, along with the creative freedom to mix unique corn masa blends that incorporate superfoods and spices.
Taco Mesa – Tortilleria Orgánica & Café will continue to serve the healthy, authentic Mexican classics that have defined the brand for the last 25 years, but will expand its offerings to include gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options, as well as organic grab-and-go fresh salads, hot entrees, aguas frescas, and organic cold-pressed juices. Taco Mesa – Tortillería Orgánica & Café will also feature an expanded pastelería displaying fresh-baked Mexican pastries including meringues, tres leches, and profiteroles, in addition to innovative pastries using ancient grains and healthier ingredients developed exclusively for the café . Adjacent to the pastry display will be a sleek Modbar espresso station – the first of its kind in Orange County – serving direct trade Stumptown Coffee.
With the capacity to produce 200 dozen tortillas per hour, Calderon intends to wholesale his GMO-free corn products to local retailers and restaurants.
After 25 years, Calderon continues to set the pace for healthy, authentic, and sustainable Mexican cuisine in Orange County by serving GMO-free corn; sourcing organic greens and edible flowers from hyper-local, eco-friendly farmers including Adam Navidi’s aquaponic Future Foods Farms in Brea, and heirloom produce from Black Sheep Farms in Riverside; and offering sustainably caught wild seafood guided by Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch whenever possible. Committed to authenticity, sustainability, and quality, the ingredients and traditional cooking methods used at Taco Mesa and Taco Rosa are reflective of the brands’ integrity.
Taco Mesa Tortilleria Orgánica & Café is located at 3533 East Chapman Avenue, Orange, CA 92869 and is open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.