MARIA MAZON

My Story

I was born in Tucson, Arizona but raised in Sonora, Mexico. And it is through BOCA that I hope to take you there.

There is a misconception of Mexican food as fast food – that you only get it on-the-go. At BOCA, it is not a fast food restaurant. It is about taking the time to experience what Mexican food is. The tortilla, made with corn or flour; no fried shell – this is real Mexican food. It is the food I grew up eating – with the cabbage, guacamole, limes, pickled onions, salsas. It is all so beautiful.

When I say I am an artist, it is because my salsas are super unique, super eclectic. Each is like a pallet. Every color represents a flavor. Every color represents a heat. This is why I love what I do – every day I get to create something so original. And yet so authentic.