When your stomach is happy, your heart will be happy too.
So says Lola Flores, owner of the new Lola’s Cafe restaurant located at 2801 Lower Huntington Road in the Waynedale section of Fort Wayne.
The restaurant introduced its Latin fusion options with a soft opening in November and now offers its specials from 9 am to 7 pm seven days a week.
A quick study of the one-page menu will introduce diners to traditional pupusas from El Salvador. If business is a little slow, Flores will finish the lesson.
A homemade cornmeal tortilla is filled with a variety of fillings, then deep-fried on each side until golden brown. In El Salvador, it is treated as finger food. The spicy salad cup can be used as a topping. Flores also makes the optional hot sauce, which she says is a bit spicy for your taste.
Most diners would find the perfect heating element. They would also find that two pupusas is sufficient. The specialties can be filled with a mixture of pork, beans and cheese, or with pork and cheese, or just pork or just refried beans. Other options include cheese and spinach and cheese and zucchini.
That’s just the top level of the one page menu. Guests can also choose from tamales, beef tacos, Puerto Rican empanadas, breakfast burritos, and even wings and fries.
Soft drinks, coffee, hibiscus tea and horchata are available to accompany meals.
A meal of two pupusas and one horchata costs $ 9.75, plus tax.
“People who might have lived abroad can find a special dish everywhere,” wrote Paola Flores, who manages her mother’s social media.
Lola dreamed of opening a restaurant. She emigrated from El Salvador 21 years ago.
“From that moment, when he got married, he started making his own recipes,” said Paola. “My dad and all the members of my family always tell him that his food is delicious. So he always had a dream of opening a restaurant. “
Lola, her husband, Raul, and their family have been in Fort Wayne for approximately 12 years, after several years in New Jersey.
Paola said that Lola has a goal with this restaurant.
“What she hopes is that through her meals, through her food, she can make people feel happy,” said Paola. “We have a saying in Spanish, if I translate it literally, it’s like ‘if your stomach is happy, your heart will be happy too.’ She hopes that through her food, people will come to the restaurant and find joy through her meals. “
Customers can enjoy food in the restaurant or order take away. People can call ahead and pick up their orders at the drive-thru window, or they can also order food at the cash register. Delivery is not offered at this time.
To order food in advance, call 260-402-9707.
“It’s my mother’s dream for about 21 years, and what she really hopes is that when people come to her cafe, people feel at home,” said Paola. “He would like to meet his clients personally because my mom is a very sociable person and loves to hear people’s stories. So what she would want is for her clients to be like her extended family to her. Provide a place where people not only come to enjoy good food, but also become friends with them ”.