From Our Editors
The men and women at Jessy's Tienda y Taqueria are on a mission to bring a bit of Mexico to the people of Norfolk—whether through homemade recipes or authentic luchador masks. Taking a walk across the taqueria's black and white checkered floors reveals all sorts of sights from south of the border. Families and friends sit at booths eating chips with guacamole and plates of tacos filled up with beef cheek, carnitas, and carne asada steak. Head to another area, and you'll find display cases filled to the brim with pan dulce—sweet pastries, tres leches cakes, including a new piña colada recipe, and other baked goods. Other new menu additions include huaraches rancheros, enchiladas in mole verde, and sopa de mariscos frescos, a fresh seafood soup.
In addition to a restaurant, Jessy's Tienda y Taqueria houses a retail store filled with colorful goods from south of the border. Sombreros line the shelves and pinatas hang down from the ceiling like chandeliers that are trying to develop a more laidback, modern style.