Chef Esdras Ochoa plans eatery in Hong Kong
Born in Mexico City, Ochoa first caught attracted attention in LA in 2009 with handmade tortillas with authentic Mexican sauces he served from a truck in an empty parking lot in downtown LA. After the not-so-legal food truck was raided by the police, he opened a restaurant, Mexicali Taco, serving Baja-style tacos, quesadillas and nachos, and offering a DIY salsa bar.
Ochoa then became founding chef/partner of Salazar, an alfresco eatery that landed a spot on this year’s GQ’s Best New Restaurants list.
His Hong Kong restaurant will be a casual taqueria offering Ochoa’s signature tacos and grilled meats, and using fresh local produce where possible. As well as a full bar there will be pool tables.