Chalio Mexican Restaurant
The aroma of meat cooking in a pot of thick, flavorful broth once filled Chalio’s grandparents’ kitchen in Mexico. Though he was just a child at the time, that aroma never left his head. When he immigrated to the United States half a century later, he took with him the recipe for his grandparents’ birria—an heirloom that dates back to the 1800s. Shortly after he began selling that delicious birria in his backyard, word got out and hoards of people began showing up each weekend for a taste.
Sensing an opportunity, Chalio took his business to the next level and opened Chalio Mexican Restaurant. Today, alongside the ever-popular birria, the eatery serves Mexican staples such as chopped asada and pico de gallo in homestyle tortillas. Tacos, burritos, and enchiladas have all staked out a presence on the lunch and dinner menus, and a breakfast menu of huevos rancheros and mexican omelets fuels guests before a long morning spent walking the family piñata around the block.