Unfortunately, life’s tragedies can strike without warning, and about 10 years ago Maribel found herself without a home, food, and no means to provide for her family. It was her motherly instinct, resilience, and determination that then pushed her to turn to what she knew best – to cook.
With her own mother’s vast knowledge of authentic Poblana recipes, Maribel sought out opportunities to cook and sell food as a source of income to sustain her three children and their grandmother. When an opportunity presented itself to start up a taqueria inside of a local gas station, Maribel continued to work with even more conviction.
When she wasn’t cooking, collecting recipes, or sourcing authentic Poblana-based ingredients, Maribel was designing her Taqueria. In the evenings, her children would join her in collecting scrap pallets of wood to then dismantle and re-configure as decor for her kitchen. After two years of cooking and saving, Maribel’s dream came to fruition and she opened Taqueria Poblana in 2017, bringing Bryan, Texas an authentic taste of Puebla, Mexico.