TULSA — Working in the restaurant business since she was a teenager, Libby Auld says owning a restaurant always has been her goal.
Libby and her husband Jeramy, are owners of Eloté Café and Catering.
“I never had a choice. I have never worked any other kind of job,” Libby Auld said.
With Jeramy’s background in finance and management, combined with Libby’s accomplishments as a chef, the couple renovated a former restaurant in the downtown historic area of Tulsa and opened Eloté Café and Catering in May 2008.
Libby interned at the highly acclaimed Topolobampo and Frontera Grill restaurants in Chicago. Her trademark is creating fresh, authentic Mexican dishes that pack flavor and are healthy in each bite.
Elote Café is not a traditional Tex-Mex restaurant, Libby Auld said. Normal Mexican food, like tacos and burritos are served, but with a twist by using healthy and fresh food, she said.
“By using fresh ingredients, we are able to deliver tasty and healthy food straight from our kitchen right to the customer’s plate,” she said.
Elote Café is known as an eco-friendly restaurant that serves fresh food at a reasonable price.
Because of schedules and lifestyles, it’s difficult for people to eat healthy, fresh food, Libby Auld said.
“At Elote Café and Catering, we are dedicated to making it easier for our customers,” she said.
The restaurant green practices include:
• Using meat from cattle that is organically grain fed and raised in Bixby and free range chickens.
• Produce scraps are composted and used in the restaurant’s gardens.
• Fryer oil is recycled and used to make clean-burning bio-diesel fuel.
• Printing is done on 100 percent recycled paper.
• Foods are free of unnecessary fats, relying on fresh herbs and spices for flavor.
• Uses local vendors including: Natural Farms, Three Springs Farm, Highland Dairy, Pancho Anaya Panaderia, Fisher Farms and Feed, Curtis Restaurant Supply and Fadler Market.
The most popular item is “Puffy Tacos” which can be served with either beef or chicken or black bean and sweet potato.
The average price for lunch at Elote Café is $6 for lunch and $8 to $12 for dinner.
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday
11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday
11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday
4 to 11 p.m. Saturday