As a first-generation Latina, Selina takes pride in everything her parents have done for her. Through their consistent work ethic, she learned firsthand what it takes to make it. Her father has been a major role model, helping her learn how to become the young Latina Entrepreneur that she is now. Cultura Mia is more than just a restaurant for her; it's a way of helping her keep their legacy and make them proud. Culture is everything.
Learning from her parents and getting to experience the best of both worlds, she wants to help showcase what they taught her. "Growing up, I spent my life frequently visiting Mexico. I was able to capture the beauty and heritage of which my parents and family were so proud." Said Selina. Having others experience the greatness of her culture and what her parents have fought for her is everything to Selina. For her, Cultura Mia is a way to help have the cultural connection Waco has been missing.
Wanting to create a concept that allowed him to bring Mexican Culture into Waco, share amazing food and go back to the roots, Jesus has worked hard on bringing Cultura Mia to a place well deserving of it. This isn’t TexMex. It’s from scratch, traditional cooking methods, and ingredients that have been lost in transition through time. Creating a welcoming environment that helps bring his cultures of bright colors and a family-oriented space was his goal. For Jesus, culture is everything. Immigrating from Mexico at the young age of 4, Jesus has grown to have a deep appreciation of the culture he comes from. “I’ve always seen my family cook around me, but then again, nobody does it better than my mom.” Said Jesus. “Growing up, I’ve always watched her cook some of the best dishes. I feel that it would be selfish of me not to share that experience with others.”
Wanting to share his vision of amazing Mexican experiences for Waco, He wants to help bring a cultural connection that the city deserves. He’s worked hard to make this a reality. He’s ready for you, Waco.
Starting as a vision of sharing Mexican culture, we hope to share an authentic experience with a cultural connection. That has become our main goal with Cultura Mia. We want to share a genuine connection that the city of Waco deserves. We are not your average Mexican restaurant. We are a genuinely authentic experience that you will not get anywhere else. Come stop by and try us for yourself.