Cocina Maná features handmade tamales and more
The focus is on slow cooked traditional Mexican dishes made from scratch at the new Cocina Maná restaurant in Windsor in central Sonoma County.
Using family recipes handed down over the generations, owners Manuel and Lucina Morales have been making and selling delicious handmade tamales from their Tamales Maná cart in the Roseland neighborhood of Santa Rosa for more than a decade. Now they are serving tamales, chilaquiles, guisados, and more in their new full-service breakfast and lunch eatery in Windsor.
Guisado is a savory meat or veggie stew served with warm handmade tortillas as an assemble-your-own concoction. The hot tamales are handmade daily from a short shopping list of simple, natural ingredients with no lard ever. Tamal bowls feature tamal (the salty corn flour pastry used in tamales) on a bed of rice and topped with fresh beans and your choice of one of the homestyle braised dishes, and dressed with Mexican style pickled onions, queso fresco, and Mexican cheese. And all Concina Maná dishes are made from scratch. Beverages include aguas frescas, horchata, draft beer, and margaritas.