Chef María Iglesias was born and raised in the beautiful city of Puebla, Mexico. She has more than twenty (20) years of experience in the Hospitality Industry who truly specializes in Mexican Culinary Arts. In 1985, she arrived to the land of opportunity, New York and worked hard to abtain her dream. In 2000, she successfully opened her first Mexican restaurant “La Hacienda” and in 2012 launched La Adelita Restaurant & Bakery located in Woodside, Queens.
Subsequently, Mrs. Iglesias has striven to provide a warm family friendly ambience, maintain an authentic Mexican culture, cuisine and tradition. Every ingredients and recipes are authentically made, the secret sauce is a legacy her grandmother passed onto her mother and that she will pass onto her daughter as well.
For these recipes Chef Maria specialize in using natural ingredients and spices such as oregano, epazote, avocado leaf and bay, directly imported from Mexico. These ingredients in addition to rock salt are used to create special sauces such as tequila sauce, orange sauce and chipotle that adds a special, unique taste to the meal.
Chef Maria, thinks of herself as a fighter, which honors “Adelita”, the name of her restaurant. She is a creative, optimistic and hardworking individual who is committed to achieve her goals to succeed in her business.
La Adelita Restaurant, continuously strive to provide the best experience to customers. On a monthly bases, Adelita’s performs different activities such as mariachi, gifts, and seasonal menus to maintain the culture and tradition alive. The vivid Adelita’s Mexican theme has positioned the restaurant as one of the preferred venue to celebrate special moments in the Woodside, Queens’s area according to the BEST BORO result.
Chef Maria seeks to continuously enhance and add the magical touch to her dishes and train her kitchen and service staff to un-reveal her end product and services to customers.