Mariela Manzano is the head chef and owner of El Lugar de Nos, a popular restaurant in Tecate that opened in 2012. “El Lugar de Nos” translates in to “The Place of Us,” and its charming decorations and relaxed atmosphere create a mood that encourages the enjoyment of excellent cuisine and conversation. The restaurant features relaxed, casual and eclectic dishes made with organic ingredients from local farms and ranches. Chef Manzano attended The Culinary Art School in Tijuana. Before opening her restaurant, she was a chef at Rancho La Puerta and had her own catering company.
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