Meet the Chef



Angel Espinoza Jimenez, born in Tlaxcala, Mexico, was surrounded by great food and a large family. Being the youngest of 10, little Angel helped his mother, Raquel, in her culinary duties. He calls his mother “the magic maker” in the kitchen. Growing up this way helped him to understand the mystery of making a simple salsa, using just chiles and tomatoes. “She is my great master in chief when it comes to creating a delicious, authentic Mexican meal.”

Since his arrival to the US, he has been working with chefs that feel the same way; that there is magic in the process of creating dishes. “It’s like being a wonderful magician able to convert simple ingredients into delicious food.”

His knowledge comes from a lifetime of experience and many family recipes. “We shop locally using mostly organic ingredients and select meats to achieve our goal to serve you the best of the best. This is what makes Xicohtencatl Mexican Restaurant a wonderful dining experience.”

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Xicohtencatl Mexican Restaurant

50 Stockbridge Road

Great Barrington, MA 01230


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