Our story begins with four friends, family, and inspiration. At Mekiko Cantina, our inspiration comes from four generations of Delgado family recipes. Our legacy traces to Maria Fajardo, the Delgado family matriarch, who cooked for copper miners in pre-depression Arizona. Fajardo’s son, Florencio, and his wife, Maria, brought “abuelita’s” recipes to their first restaurant in downtown Palm Springs California in 1958.
Traveling has fed our fascination with how local cuisine reflects the people, personality, and culture. While we have adapted these original recipes to present a rich heritage of elevated Mexican cuisine, our commitment emphasizes the deep, rich flavors of Mazatlán.
Today, Darrin Coffin, the grandson of Maria and Florencio “Del” Delgado is honored to serve these inspired recipes to “friends” from around the world.