Maskaras Mexican Grill is bringing authentic food and culture from Guadalajara to Dallas
, 2022-07-28 02:00:00,
Dallas, Texas — Rodolfo Jimenez may be a former model and TV star, but its clear that his love and passion for serving up his mothers delicious recipes is no act.
Jimenez, whos starred on shows for stations like Univision, Telemundo and NBC, is the owner of Maskaras Mexican Grill in Dallas Oak Cliff neighborhood with his wife Zulma Hernandez, a former beauty queen herself. The restaurant is home to the kind of authentic recipes from Guadalajara that his family grew up with.
What I did is I just started to remember how my mom used to cook for us, Jimenez said, explaining that he vividly remembers the love his mother showed through her cooking and uses those memories to inspire his own cooking today. I just go back in time to one of those moments in my house and I will reproduce exactly how she would cook these for us.
The result is a completely original menu with traditional dishes like carne en su jugo which are seldom, if ever, seen in the perpetually prevalent Tex-Mex restaurants in the area. Those dishes are together on the menu with original creations Jimenez has since developed such as the restaurants popular burger burrito.
In the beginning, it was kind of a long process because people would walk into our restaurant and look at the menu, turn around, and leave because they didnt know anything off the menu, Jimenez said adding that he was happy that people eventually gave his food a chance and came to realize how much they enjoyed…
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