Breaking News: El Huarache Loco


Another day, another fantastic cement tile installation made possible by Granada Tile! This time it’s the fabulously named El Huarache Loco in Marin County. The food biz got its start in owner Veronica Salazar’s own kitchen, where she served weekend meals featuring the food of her native Mexico. She took a leap and began working the farmers’ market circuit in the Bay Area. Recently, she opened her very first brick-and-mortar restaurant at the Marin Country Mart.

 The new restaurant El Huarache Loco in Larkspur, California, has a tile installation featuring Granada Tile’s Normandy tile design. Tile photo, Brooke Gray Photography (

The restaurant matches the exciting food focused on the cuisine of Mexico City—specifically the huarache. For the uninitiated, that’s a masa cake filled with beans, cooked on a griddle and covered in all sorts of yummy toppings. (BLT huarache anyone?) It all comes to you In a space perhaps best described as Medieval Europe meets Northern California. What’s that you ask? Well, think sturdy chairs of wood and serious wrought-iron light fixtures. But it’s not all dark colors and imposing furnishings. Instead, the rest of the space is airy and bright as befitting a restaurant in one of the prettiest spots in California. The walls are bright white, the windows let the natural light pour in, and the the stainless steel countertop gleams. Anchoring everything is a concrete tile installation featuring Granada Tile’s Normandy tile design from our flagship Echo Collection, a perfect choice when you consider the design. The cement tiles’ motif evokes beautiful French designs of the Middle Ages, but the white ground means a fresh touch perfect for the area. Next time you’re in the neighborhood, be sure to stop by El Huarache Loco. Have one of their signature dishes and don’t forget to take a look at the stunning Granada Tile installation. 


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