Expect the real deal at Órale Authentic Mexican Tacos & More in New Ulm. Every recipe on the menu is delicious and authentic, passed down and perfected from generation to generation in Dulce Guerra’s family.
“We are family owned and family (run),” Guerra said. “The recipes are my mom’s family recipes, and we have family working in the kitchen and serving food. This was always my mother’s dream, and she is our main cook.”
Guerra opened Órale in September 2020. It’s open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Saturday for indoor dining, takeout and delivery. Despite opening in the midst of the pandemic, it was clear from the very first day it was going to be a hit.
“We opened at 10 and we were swamped. We had a line out the door. We had to close at about 3 because we sold out at that point,” Guerra said.
The recipes aren’t the only thing drawing a crowd to Órale. Guerra’s family is dedicated to keeping everything handmade and packed with homemade flavor.
“All of our recipes are very authentic and homemade. We make our tamales by hand every weekend. Even our flour tortillas are homemade. If you’ve ever had a homemade tortilla, you know they are wonderful,” Guerra said.
Guerra said one of the most popular menu items is their birria tacos, one of her brother’s recipes.
“A birria taco is a corn tortilla with shredded cheese and beef inside, which is fried on the grill then served with broth for dipping. It’s flavorful and crunchy at the same time,” Guerra said.
Stay tuned. Guerra hopes to eventually open an Órale store and sell its products in bulk.
Photo by Jon Smith