ABOUT THE RESTAURANT
El Asador Steakhouse is located in Southwest Detroit. We take a new approach to Mexican Cusine. We believe that good food is an ingredient in itself, and it should be treated with awe and love. So, expect each portion you are served to be made from scratch, and to have a shelf life of no more than two days, starting the count from the moment we receive it. We don't even own a freezer. We consume locally. We consume responsibly.
ABOUT CHEF GARZA
Chef Luis Garza came to the United States in 1985. Before becoming part of the restaurant scene he worked multiple jobs, including construction among other labor jobs. In 1987, he began working at Ristorante di Modesta before moving into the Andiamo family for 20 years. He later assited the Andiamo Group as the Head Chef of Rojo Mexican Bistro in Novi.
Chef Garza has continuously found inspiration in his mother's cuisine, from his childhood to the years at Andiamo and Rojo Mexican Bistro, to the daily, dedicated help she currently provides at El Asador Steakhouse. His regional inspirations come primarilty from Puebla, Hidalgo, Nuevo Leon, and the coastal regions of Veracruz and Tamaulipas.
ABOUT THE MURAL
The mural painted on the Southern wall of the restaurant was painted in May 2015 by Marka27 (Victor Quiñonez), a renowned East Coast artist. The “Deity of Southwest Detroit”, according to Quiñonez represents a “deity or saint type of character, not necessarily with an religious intention, but just so it is giving off that vibe that it is there to protect Southwest Detroit”. read more about Marka27’s take on this vibrant mural in this 1xRUN article. Visit Marka27 at www.marka27.com, and follow him on Instagram @marka_27