Today's Special | La Mixteca brings classic Mexican food to Urbana

Today's Special | La Mixteca brings classic Mexican food to Urbana

URBANA — An immigrant from Mexico has opened a combination Mexican-American restaurant near Five Points in Urbana.

Mauricio Contreras said he launched La Mixteca at 510 N. Cunningham Ave., #4, about a week ago.

Contreras, of Urbana, is originally from San Miguel Amatitlan, Oaxaca, Mexico. He said he moved to the United States 50 years ago.

Prior to opening La Mixteca, Contreras worked at a restaurant in Montezuma, Ind., for four years.

"We needed a new restaurant here in Urbana," he said. "There is nothing around here that serves what I consider to be classic Mexican food."

The restaurant, which has eight employees, features lunch specialties that include his authentic Mexican tacos, made with recipes he brought with him from Mexico.

"And my mom works with me, so we use her recipes, too," he said.

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