Chaac Mool

Location: San Francisco, CA

http://www.chaacmool.com/

Chaac Mool Yucatecan Food would love the opportunity to introduce you to traditional Mayan Cuisine. Head Chef Luis Vazquez drew inspiration from the ancient god of the rain to start the namesake company Chaac Mool. Vazquez, a fith generation Yucatecan breadmaker formed the company with his wife Maria six years ago. The Vazquezes believe there is more to Mexican food than just burritos so they use their food to bring the legends, flavors and feelings of Mexico straight to you.

The chefs use generational recipes indigenous to the Yucatan, such as their signature cochinita pibil, a slow-roasted Niman Ranch pork, dry-rubbed with Achiote and Yucatecan spices. This recipe, and several others, are inspired by owner Luis Vazquez's grandmother.

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