A life without Mexican food is no life at all. This is one of the many mottos that Lala’s Mexican Café holds dear. Owner Michelle Mireles has put a unique spin on this category de cuisine and is sharing with her customers how to live la vida verde.
Nestled in the heart of Preston Center, this oasis of an eatery practically transforms you to the magical streets of Tulum upon opening the doors. The space, designed by artist Leslie Marshall, is dripping with vibrant colors and charm and truly embodies the rich history of Mireles’ Mexican heritage. Named after her grandmother who was lovingly nicknamed “Lala,” the restaurant is festooned with photos of Lala as well as several other family members.
Offering only the cleanest, freshest, mostly organic ingredients, and, by omitting lard, refined sugar and Canola oil – something that makes them 100% unique – Lala’s is setting a new standard in fast casual dining. “I was on a mission to get rid of the usual suspects,” shares Mireles. “The not so good for you ingredients affiliated with all types of restaurants.”
Lala’s features plant-based, soy-free vegan offerings and organic, pasture-raised chicken and eggs and Texas Grass-fed Beef. They also boast an entirely separate menu for the vegan patrons. In fact, most all of the menu items start as traditional Mexican dishes and can be transformed into swoon worthy grain free and vegan dishes. Delight in signature dishes such as the Mexican Bowl which includes black beans, avocado slices with your choice of rice (brown, quinoa or riced broccoli) complete with your choice of rice (brown, quinoa or riced broccoli), topped with your choice of meat protein or plant-based protein.
Opt for the Plate Especiales all served with lard free beans and brown rice and have your enchiladas in organic corn tortillas or wrapped in grain free zucchini tortillas or any tacos with organic corn tortillas or with grain free jicama tortillas or lettuce wraps. You can also opt to choose from the Mex and Match à la carte menu and delight in the Grilled Chile Relleno stuffed with real Mexican cheese topped with fresh salsa. Hungry yet?
Located at 6030 Luther Lane Suite 140, the hours are 11am to 9pm Monday through Saturday (with complimentary valet Monday through Thursday 11-4pm ) and 11am to 3pm on Sunday. For more information or to peruse the menu, call 469.206.7141