WATCH: Undocumented Immigrants Run One of City’s Best Oaxacan Restaurants in The Bronx—and NYC

Although we don’t get to La Morada in Mott Haven as often as we’d like to, it’s still one of our favorite Mexican restaurants not just in The Bronx but in New York City.

But this isn’t your typical restaurant; It’s also a gathering place for the community, local activists, and is a safe haven for undocumented immigrants.

Because of their status, many opportunities weren’t available to them so they ended up opening up an authentic, indigenous Oaxacan Mexican restaurant known as La Morada.

According to the family, The Bronx was really the only place where they felt welcome and was available to them to be able to start their business.

Watch their beautiful story below via WABC TV.

La Morada is located at 308 Willis Avenue, Bronx, NY 10455

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Ed García Conde is a life-long Bronxite who spends his time documenting the people, places, and things that make the borough a special place in the hopes of dispelling the negative stereotypes associated with The Bronx. His writings are often cited by mainstream media and is often consulted for his expertise on the borough's rich history.