El Machito is the third dining concept from acclaimed chef, Johnny Hernandez. A celebration of all things meat, El Machito specializes in mesquite-grilled meats prepared in the traditional style of the carne asada of northern Mexico and estilo-campestre of Guadalajara. Influenced by the history, technique and artistry of the parrilleros (grill chefs) of Mexico, Chef Hernandez has created a dining experience that brings this unique grilling style to American diners.
The heart of El Machito is without a doubt the handcrafted asadero. The open fire mesquite grill is framed by a wooden altar providing a window for diners to admire the skills of the specially trained grill chefs that masterfully control the heat to prepare every variety of mesquite grilled meat imaginable for diners. Specialties include beef, poultry, seafood, select heritage pork, Mexican sausages prepared by hand in-house, and the chef’s signature dish - locally sourced cabrito asado.
Grilled entrees are paired with traditional Mexican appetizers and sides such as rice, beans, potatoes and grilled vegetables and fresh tortillas made at Chef Hernandez’s molino using traditional methods passed down from generation to generation. Diners are served family style in a rustic and relaxed, yet elegant setting. Completing the dining experience at El Machito, is an ornately carved, artisan crafted bar serving an extensive selection of beverages including full bar, wine and beer imported from Mexico and margaritas made with select tequilas, handpicked by Chef Hernandez.
Continuing his trademark commitment to authenticity, art and décor has been sourced from artisans and families throughout Mexico. El Machito joins Chef Herandez’s family of acclaimed eateries-- La Gloria, The Fruteria, True Flavors and Casa Hernán.