"Our philosophy at Cholita Linda is to serve fresh, vibrant food that not only tastes of Latin America but also speaks to its tradition, culture, and warmth," says Vanessa. "We look forward to bringing our cuisine across to bridge to San Francisco for the first time and joining the Ferry Building's community of local Bay Area chefs and artisans."
For as long as I can remember, my Peruvian born mother was called Chola or Cholita, but it wasn't until I got older and the name was given to me that I came to understand it's meaning. The term itself has many meanings, but it is commonly used in Peru as a term of endearment. A "Cholita" is a girl of native or mixed heritage and "Linda" means pretty or sweet. Used among friends, family and neighbors, it is a warm reference also commonly used to describe indigenous women selling their goods at the markets. No matter who it's being used to describe, Cholita Linda is used in affection. It's sweet, it's warm and it's given in love. It is the perfect representation of the food we cook.
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