Michoacán from Nahuatl Michoacán (fisherman's place) is well known for its rich, varied culture,
unique pre-Columbian and colonial architecture as well as its art. Famous are the guitars of Paracho, the Lace of Aranza, the deshilado of San Felipe de los Herreros, the masks of Tacuaro, the Devils of Ocumicho, the pottery of Capula, the archeological wonders of Meseta Purepecha, Tinganbato, Ihuatzio, Tzintzuntzan, the copper of Santa Clara del Cobre and lush and green municipio of Turicato that holds a reputation of having the Best Food.
Famous are the guitars of Paracho, the Lace of Aranza, the deshilado of San Felipe de los Herreros, the masks of Tacuaro,
the Devils of Ocumicho, the pottery of Capula, the archeological wonders of Meseta Purepecha, Tinganbato, Ihuatzio, Tzintzuntzan,
the copper of Santa Clara del Cobre and lush and green municipio of Turicato that holds a reputation of having the Best Food.
In 1862 the French came to Mexico, and a little touch of European gourmet was added in to our cuisine,
recipes have been passed from generation to generation and of course you could find them in the files of Dona Consuelo Gutierrez de Barajas.
The proud wife of Don Crescencio Barajas, who are the proud parents of
Ninfa, Javier, Timoteo and Raul Barajas - native of Turicato ( Michoacán).
Right then, in lush green Turicato, a new adventure began!
Javier Barajas left his beloved Turicato and came to this country pursuing a dream.
He was the pioneer, and when the time was right along came his brothers Timo, Raul and sister Ninfa; who married Don Jesus Valenzuela Sr. Jesus,
a man with a unique, dynamic, working spirit joined the family - not an easy task!
After endless hours of hard work, the first Michoacán restaurant became a reality!
The adventure continued - Timo Barajas and Sr. Don Jesus became the pillars on which a new branch would be built!
In the beginning Bonito Michoacán consited of three members (sometimes a fourth) running the daily operations of the restaurant.
Each filling whatever roll needed to be filled; dishwasher, host, bartender, server - making sure quality and customer service always came first!
Bonito Michoacán is a proud family affair! Built with trust, love and lots of effort!
The story continues as Sra Ninfa and Don Jesus become parents to Humberto.
Humberto grew up in the restaurant environment and became Chef Humberto, a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts.
Young and eager to add his grain of salt where needed - give us a try - you're going to LOVE it!
Our menu and service stands out above the rest. A few suggestions - Mole Turicato Style, Camarones Srandeados or Steak Cilantro.
If you would like a touch of European Gourmet then it has to be the Pollo al Cognac! We use only the freshest ingredients so you get the very best quality food!
Come and enjoy our housemade tortillas!
We have an extended selection of Tequilas!
Our Margaritas are the very best!
Fresh, Quality, Convenient, Friendly and Attentive - That's who we are!
In every Michoacán Mexican Restaurant you will find the warmth of our people, the folklore of our music...
but most of all, the unique flavors of Michoacán's homemade Mexican food.
We can't wait to see you!