Nearly a year after the state closed all nonessential businesses to slow the spread of COVID-19, Morton Group’s Mexican restaurant La Comida in Fremont East returns. The eatery, which briefly returned in June, reopens on Wednesday, March 4, with its lineup of margaritas and cuisine inspired by Mexico City.
“We feel like the timing is right for us to reopen our doors, get our people back to work, and bring the good times back to La Comida,” says Michael Morton, who co-owns the restaurant with his wife, Jenna.
Chef Mario Garcia features house specialties such as puerco ahumado with smoked pork shoulder with avocado sauce and pickled onion, and chili relleno, a battered stuffed poblano pepper with queso fresco, ranchera sauce, cilantro, and jalapeño cream. The menu offers carne asada with cucumber, radish, charred red onion, and aji Amarillo dressing; pozole packed with hominy, pork, onion, shredded cabbage, and radish; and chicken tamales made with tomatillo, sour cream, and house-made slaw. Tacos are a specialty, with varieties filled with tempura-battered sea bass a la Baja and al pastor, made with guajillo pork, pineapple, guacatillo salsa, onion, and cilantro.
The bar features a variety of tequilas, ready for margaritas such as the prickly pear, tamarind, strawberry. and guava. The siempre caliente, which translates to “always spicy,” is made with jalapeño-infused blanco tequila, passionfruit, house-made sour, and hot sauce. La Comida also serves craft and Mexican beers as well as Jarritos Mexican sodas.
The 3,000-square-foot La Comida has a 500-square-foot patio and offers reservations at 702-463-9900 or online. The restaurant will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and Sunday, and from 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.