We have the atmosphere you are looking for with our new location in the historic Dunbar Hotel, giving more meaning to our soulful food in a neighborhood known for its soul! Once a place hosting the greats such as Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, and Louis Armstrong, the Dunbar Hotel is now known as Dunbar Village and is an affordable senior living community. The surroundings for the Dunbar Hotel has changed quite a bit, with an increase in the number of Latinos living in the area, which is why we have added to our menu!
“Taste of Soul has been a big part of our business. Every time we go, we see an increase in our business. We usually serve about 500 plates,” said co-owner Adriana Cortes. “I’m excited about the people; there’s so much energy at Taste of Soul. It’s exciting to see the thousands of people that show up.” Adriana Cortes and her father, main chef Vidal Cortes, own and run the business. “We are Latino, and we do know how to cook Mexican food. That’s why we are doing this fusion between southern food and Mexican food,” Adrianna Cortes said.
Come on and unfold your menu, take a glance and see that we have all that you could want.
Vidal Cortes has been whipping up soul food in the kitchen for 26 years, with humble beginnings as a dishwasher at Boulevard Café. A sudden spark of interest overcame Vidal, and the chefs soon taught him everything they knew about the ethnic cuisine. “He worked at our current location before until it closed down. He decided we open it back up again, I know how the kitchen runs, everything is already set up, and we know what we need to invest in,” Adriana said.
If you’re stressed, it’s Southern Soul Food we suggest, reminding you of good old fashioned home cooking. If you were raised southern style, you’ll love our menu with options like Smothered Chicken, Oxtails, Spare Ribs, her mother’s famous peach cobbler, Fried Catfish, Grilled or Fried Shrimp, Hot Links, Gumbo, Jambalaya, Spaghetti, and so much more! Our new location will continue to serve southern food but now with a twist. For example, we are now offering nachos with beef brisket.
We offer delicious food at an affordable price, after all, Delicious is our name! For more information on catering upcoming weddings, birthday parties or corporate events call the restaurant at (323) 298-0445