Bricia Lopez is a partner at Guelaguetza Restaurant, LA’s temple for Oaxacan cuisine. She has become a staunch proponent of Oaxacan culture and an integral figure in the gastronomic culture of Los Angeles. In 2015, her restaurant was awarded the coveted American Classics awards from The James Beard Award Foundation and The Los Angeles Times awarded her with the Latinos de Hoy Cultural Ambassador Award. Her and her family’s story has been featured in numerous multi-media national and international publications. Bricia has also served as spokesperson for national brands and campaigns.
Bricia’s blog, Mole and More, reaches a young multicultural audience in search of cooking tips and cultural experiences. After becoming a mother this year, Bricia, alongside her sister Paulina, launched Super Mamás Podcast, a weekly show where they both share their experiences as working mothers alongside guests and experts.
Bricia has been invited to the White House to participate in roundtable discussions with President Obama and other business leaders on immigration and economic issues. She has also spoken about young immigrant issues in front of Mexico’s President, Enrique Peña Nieto. Last year, Zagat recognized her in their annual 30 under 30 list and as one of the 24 world power players around the US.