Mario Jamie, Manager at Cleveland
Los Molcajetes is locally-owned and operated right here in Cushing, OK. Since our restaurant opened in 2013, we’ve treated every customer like they were family. We truly value our customers, they are the reason we can provide excellent service & the absolute best quality food there is to offer.
Other companies may offer similar services but our services are the best, and come with a personal touch. As soon as you walk into Los Molcajetes, we treat you as part of the family; so come on in and eat at our table today!
Mario started out in the restaurant business in 1995, working as a dishwasher in a local restaurant in Muskogee, Oklahoma; El Sarpe. It was there that he discovered his love for food along with the joy excellent food can bring someone. If you ask Mario what he enjoys the most about working in the restaurant business and his answer would be short and sweet; "Happy customers, high quality food, and great prices. The customers are what make the business, without them we would not be able to serve the food that we do, or use the prices we have." What is Mario’s favorite dish on the menu? “I enjoy everything that we serve, and I would personally recommend anything to our customers. However, my favorite thing to eat is Carne Azarda.”
A molcajete (mo̞lkaˈxe̞te̞ or mol-cah-hay’-tay); is a stone tool, the traditional Mexican version of the mortar and pestle, stretching back several thousand years. Traditionally carved out of a single block of vesicular basalt, molcajetes are typically round in shape and supported by three short legs. They are frequently decorated with the carved head of an animal on the outside edge of the bowl, giving the molcajete the appearance of a short, stout, three-legged animal. The pig is the most common animal head used for decoration of this type. Molcajetes are used to crush and grind spices, prepare salsas and guacamole.
Molcajetes can also be used as a cooking tool, where it is heated to a high temperature using an open fire or hot coals, and then used to heat its food contents. Molcajetes are also used as serving dishes in restaurants and homes. While recipes are usually not stewed or otherwise cooked in them, the molcajete stays hot for a very long time, and it is not unusual for a dish to still be bubbling a half hour after serving.
Alex Munoz, Manager at Cushing
Alex has been in the restaurant business for about ten years, working his way up from cleaning table to now managing the restaurant in Cushing, Oklahoma.
What is Alex’s favorite dish on the menu? “My favorite thing to eat from our menu is Carnitas.” Alex also enjoys some of our most popular dishes; the Molcajete, Alambre, and the Jalisco Special.