Cotija’s Mexican Grill is a family-owned lunch spot that has been serving up authentic family recipes made with love for the past 17 years in downtown Little Rock.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — We’re kicking off Hispanic Heritage Month with a visit to my favorite Mexican restaurant in downtown Little Rock! Cotija’s Mexican Grill has served lunch to hungry Arkansans for the last 17 years. The secret to their success? Family!
Three generations work at Cotija’s, each cooking or serving recipes that have been passed down to each generation. Those recipes are all traced back to the restaurant’s namesake, Cotija, a small town outside of Mexico City where the Alverez family is from.
“We feel like everyone’s family,” said Leo Alverez, manager of the establishment. “We have so many repeat customers and that’s why we’ve been able to be here for these last seventeen years.”
Leo manages the restaurant and can be seen doing everything …