The growing Orange County-based, family-owned Mexican cuisine restaurant, Morena’s, is set to open its third outpost this coming winter in the former home of Mimi’s Cafe at 22651 Lake Forest Dr in Lake Forest, according to co-owner Juan Rosales.
Rosales was not immediately available to provide further comment.
Morena’s prides itself on “never [using] pre-made sauces, mixes, or frozen ingredients,” and instead slow-cooking all of its beans in-house while making its rice fresh every day and hand-making all of its salsas to boot.
That care and attention can be found throughout Morena’s menu, which features a reliable slate of Mexican comfort food favorites such as chicken and shrimp Flautas, Chile Relleno, Queso Fundido, Enchiladas, Street Tacos, Carne Asada, and Pollo a la Chipotle.
Initially founded in 2017, Morena’s Mexican Cuisine currently boasts locations in Rancho Mission Viejo and Huntington Beach.