Our diverse team—led by Chef Gabriel—is comprised of natives of Mexico, Myanmar, Guatemala, and other Latin American countries. Chef Gabriel, a native of Oaxaca, Mexico, grew up learning recipes from his mother and grandmother. He relocated from Mexico to Chicago, Kentucky, and Birmingham before settling in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Having worked in various settings, including a Thai restaurant & a barbecue joint, Gabriel has learned to transform his traditional recipes into something unique. Gabriel’s passion for food and Latin roots inspired him to create a fresh twist on Mexican cuisine.
Fresh Ingredients. Authentic Flavors.
Since 2016, El Cabo Verde has been serving Caddo and Bossier Parish with fresh, authentic cuisine using a variety of local and organic ingredients. Our small organic chef’s garden grows herbs and produce that we feature in the daily specials. We strive to use as many organic or local ingredients as we can source in our area. Our local suppliers include Mahaffey Farms, Smith Family Farms, Sample Farm, and Nourishing Farms.
As a participant in the Slow Foods movement, El Cabo Verde is committed to “good, clean, and fair food for all.” We uphold this commitment by developing our menu and sourcing ingredients with those principles in mind. We create our dishes from scratch; nothing is bought pre-made.
To ensure the highest standards, we inspect each farm we work with to source meat, eggs, and produce. We even make our tortillas using masa from non-GMO corn imported from Gabriel’s hometown.
El Cabo Verde is entirely free of wheat, rye, barley, and other grains. And since everything is made from scratch, you do not have to worry about gluten products working their way into the food. But you probably want to steer clear of the beer!
We believe that great food starts with great ingredients. That’s why our dishes are made from as many locally-sourced or organic ingredients as possible. By supporting local or organic farms and businesses, we are able to help create a more sustainable food system.
We want to inspire our community to appreciate the Slow Food movement and embrace clean, organic food without compromising flavor! Follow the button below to give us a suggestion, tell us what you like, or request information on events.