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After Being Deported From The U.S., He Became One Of Mexico’s Most Celebrated Chefs

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Like many Mexican immigrants banned from returning to the United States, Eduardo García’s story is both familiar and entirely unique.

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Arriving in the U.S. as a child, García lived under the radar as undocumented immigrant for many years, working in the fields as a migrant worker, the New York Times reports. When he was older, García worked in restaurants, where his natural talent and work ethic really shined. But García fell in with a bad crowd and he was eventually arrested for a crime. After serving time in jail, deportation followed. García returned to the U.S. with falsified documents so he could be near his sick father. García again found work in restaurants, where he developed the skills that would be very crucial to him later in life.

Though García lived in the U.S. for several more years, he never felt comfortable. “[E]very one of those years that I stayed I felt I didn’t belong in the States,” said García to the New York Times. Then the day came when García was deported for the last time.

Now in Mexico, García’s work ethic pushed him beyond feeling sorry for himself.

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A hard-worker with inexhaustible ambition, García began to gain fame in Mexico’s restaurant world, and he used that momentum to start his own restaurant, Máximo Bistrot, which he co-runs with his wife. The restaurant also serves another purpose in that it provides a place for hardworking, deported immigrants, like himself, a chance to find work that not only pays the bills but also provides a profound sense of pride. What started out as a small business has expanded to several restaurants, The New York Times reports, and now employs many fellow hard-workers who are proud to call Mexico home.

Be sure to get the full story of Eduardo “Lalo” García’s amazing journey at the New York Times.

[H/T] NYT: Eduardo García’s Path: Migrant Worker, Convict, Deportee, Star Chef

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This Coffee Shop In California Has The Most Instagram-Worthy, Latino Fusion Coffee Snacks

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This Coffee Shop In California Has The Most Instagram-Worthy, Latino Fusion Coffee Snacks

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Mi Cafecito Coffee is a coffee shop that’s fusing traditional favorites with snacks that we like and the Instagram posts look ?.

Apparently Pomona, Calif. is the place to be to catch Pokemon, but people have discovered this coffee shop that’s taking traditional Latino sweets and giving them a modern twist.


They’re using cafe de olla as a topping for ice cream.


*salivates profusely*

Ice cream from their own line which has flavors like café de olla.


And for those who don’t get along with dairy, no sweat. They also make their own non-dairy flavors in Mango Con Chamoy and Pepino Limon Con Chamoy. They think of everything. *Drooling again*

You’ve probably seen trendy cookie ice cream sandwiches, right? This shop is making the Mexican-American version of that: a pan dulce ice cream sandwich.


It’s so pretty!

And because they are a coffee shop, they have a few different types of cafecito.


Because they probably figured you’re going to need something to chase that ice cream down with.

They have the classic cafe de olla…


Seriously. This stuff looks both delicious and so Instagram worthy.

And for dessert, they craft frozen Gansitos.


DEAD.

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