By Valerie Scott
Midwest City Beacon
Midwest City has a new, high-quality Mexican restaurant.
La Herencia Mexican Grill, 6811 S.E. 15th St., has been attracting local customers with their authentic cuisine and décor and reasonable prices.
When Clemente Salazar, the owner of La Herencia, was comparing the surrounding competition for his restaurant, he realized he had something to offer that others were lacking.
“We have been looking for a good spot for quite a while, we came to the other Mexican restaurants in Midwest City to see what they have to offer, and they are all missing a good cheese sauce, high-quality feel and of course, our style,” said Salazar.
Salazar and his sons had previously worked at Señor López Mexican Grill in Guthrie. The owner of Señor López Mexican Grill, Luis Lopez, partnered with Salazar in the process of opening his own restaurant.
“Over the last few years that I’ve spent at Señor López I have been working on how I would create my own style of a Mexican restaurant,” said Salazar.
From the authentic art pieces, the hand-carved tables, booths, and benches, plus the selection and quality of the menu itself – the effort put into the restaurant is clear from the moment you walk in.
“All of our artwork and furniture were hand-made in Guadalajara, Mexico. We have a very authentic style. Our booths and tables are all solid wood. I have a lot of pride in this restaurant,” said Salazar.
La Herencia’s menu also caters to vegetarians with a wide selection of meat-free options as well as an array of authentic Mexican dishes.
“We also offer fire-roasted s’mores on our dessert selection. The kids really seem to have some fun with this,” said Salazar.
La Herencia opened for business in March. They hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Midwest City Chamber of Commerce in May.
For more information, call (405) 931-3154 or visit their Facebook page.