Yajaira Saavedra is the undocumented co-owner of family-run La Morada, an award-winning Mexican restaurant in the South Bronx known for their Oaxacan cuisine. As a Thrillist Heroes 2020 honoree, the eatery is just as well known for their beautiful, indigenously honored moles and pambazos as they are for being community advocates and a pro-immigration activist space. The restaurant’s front door reads “Refugees Welcome.”
We are a family-owned and operated Mexican (Oaxacan) Restaurant in the South Bronx compromised of undocumented workers. Our goal is to preserve and share indigenous Mexican cuisine with our neighbors and friends and invite you to dine with us. We love sharing culture, art, and community initiatives and actively participate in social justice causes.
Somos un restaurante Mexicano (Oaxaqueño) de dueños y trabajadores indocumentados ubicado en el Sur del Bronx. Nuestro objetivo es conservar y compartir nuestra gastronomía y cocina indígena Mexicana con nuestros vecinos y amigos, por eso te invitamos a que vengas a comer con nosotros.
Disfrutamos compartir cultura, arte, iniciativas comunitarias, y participar activamente en causas de justicia social.
This Business Supports “Minority Economic Development”