The incoming Gorditas Doña Juana is set to open at 4621 Peoria St, Denver, CO 80239 at the start of 2023. While Chef Rocio Chavez will own the establishment, her son Jorge Ibarra will handle all operations and management as Rocio speaks mostly Spanish.
What Now Denver caught up with Jorge to find out what the delicious concept is all about and, in the midst, we learned that Gorditas Doña Juana is deeper than just food — it’s about family:
WND: What type of restaurant will Gorditas Doña Juana be?
JC: It will be a woman-owned Mexican restaurant that brings back the unique, rich flavor and taste of traditional homemade food.
WND: What will Gorditas Doña Juana offer?
JC: We will offer famous hand-made gorditas and hand-made tortillas. Customers can also order traditional Mexican plates with our unique flavors. You will be able to dine in or take your meal to the comfort of your own home.
WND: What can customers expect regarding the aesthetic and vibe of Gorditas Doña Juana?
JC: [Customers familiar with the cuisine] can expect to feel transported home like they’re eating their grandmother’s home-style food. Our establishment will make you remember what it was like to sit down with your grandmother, mother, sisters, and brothers and enjoy your favorite homemade plate. Our goal is to take you back to your childhood.
WND: Anything else you’d like to add?
JC: Everything I’m doing is for my mom…She’s an old-school Mexican mom who doesn’t speak much English, so everything I’m doing is to set her up for success. As a single mom with four children, she’s come a long way. This is like my “thank you” to her.