OUR LOVELY RITAIn a time before the Beatles, Doña Margarita B. achieved considerable culinary acclaim along the Rio Bravo from the chile plantations of New Mexico to the ranchos grandes of the Gulf coast. To this day, she is considered by many to be the Mother of (All) Tex-Mex.
Her teachers found that educating Rita, a hopeless romantic
and world-class daydreamer, was a real challenge. She
occupied her mind, carrying on with a riot of famous
Mexicans - some contemporary, others from the distant
past. In honor of these secret loves, she created special
recipes for dishes that she dedicated to those who lived
forever in her imagination.
Our Menu is the legacy of the passions of Santa Rita.