Local Eats: Sinaloa
Fresh air, two amazing tacos and free chips and salsa! It’s turning into an amazing Thursday. Dining outside at Sinaloa, you’re surrounded by activity. Shoppers wander by the patio browsing plants and flowers. Nearby, raised bed planters are being constructed from cedarwood. The activity is welcome as we emerge from the past months of isolation.
The word Sinaloa (pronounced seen- ah-low-ah) means pithaya, which is commonly referred to as dragon fruit. Pithaya grows plentifully in Sinaloa, Mexico where Candelario Rochin was raised. Candelario has worked in the food industry for almost two decades and came to Oklahoma twelve years ago. Candelario grew up in the country, living off the land and found a similar atmosphere in North Edmond. His long-held dream to run a restaurant came to fruition in January 2020 with the opening of Sinaloa Signature Tacos.
Candelario opened Sinaloa in partnership with Conscious Community Co-op owners. Sinaloa is located adjacent to the co-op and sources local, high-quality ingredients whenever possible. Sinaloa offers unique, always fresh, and ethically sourced Coastal Mexican cuisine. The flavorful cuisine has wowed guests who crave fresh seafood in a landlocked state.
The restaurant maintains high standards, utilizing organic fryer oil and produce, locally-sourced meat and veggies, along with ethically-caught and harvested seafood. Sinaloa’s menu can easily cater to gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian diets. They believe there shouldn’t be a compromise when it comes to satisfying cravings. They pride themselves on serving fresh food with responsible resources.
Candelario works alongside his wife, daughter and son to run the restaurant. They took the challenges brought on by Covid-19 in stride. They came up with family meals and deals, offering take out and curbside pickup. The restaurant is now open for dine-in seating and welcomes the public. Sinaloa offers free chips and housemade salsas on “Thrifty Thursdays” and has rotating specials like Pina Tropical, red snapper and tamales. To accompany meals, Sinaloa offers housemade lemonade and jamaica, a hibiscus flower tea. Candelario says, “Guests love the fajitas and the carne asada tacos.” He pauses and laughs, “They really like everything.” Sinaloa Signature Tacos is located at 2900 E Waterloo Road.
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