It's not a restaurant, it's grandma's kitchen.
Lola and Moya were two grandmothers that represented the love and tenderness that family members receive when they get home.
Lola was a great baker from Nayarit, known in her little town (Ixtlan del Rio) because she used to walk to the public market with her wicker basket full of freshly baked cookies that she sold in little bags.
Moya, a Tehuana woman, was an excellent cook/ She could make black mole from scratch to make tamales Oaxacan style that were sold on the streets in downtown Mexico city. All of her life Moya proudly wore the traditional dress of Tehuantepec, Oaxaca: Huipil (blouse), Enagua (skirt) always wore ribbons and braids in her hair.
Ivett is originally from Mexico City and Nayarit. She grew up in a small town, with parents who served their community, and therefore traveled often. She studied accounting and played professional basketball before relocating to Puerto Morelos in 2015.
She blessed our little town by opening up her first Lola y Moya coffee shop/Restaurant in 2016. It didn’t take long for her client base to grow, as people were attracted not only to her incredible (and 100% authentic) homemade Mexican Dishes & flavorful coffees, but to the warmth of her restaurant, and of Ivett herself.
Her “cooking with love” isn’t just a slogan. It’s how she lives her life. She really does treat everyone who comes in like family, she mentors employees, and gives them real opportunities to grow!
She is a true loving presence for all who know her, and Puerto Morelos is made better by having her here!