Chicago Food Magazine honors Senora Lulu as the “Mother of Mole” for Women’s History Month. Her story begins in Mexico City many generations ago. At just eight years old, Lulu worked alongside her grandmother Clarita Vasquez to create the recipe that would later bring Chicago Cesars’ El Mero Mole.

Growing up, Senora Lulu loved working alongside her grandmother in the fonda, honing her culinary skills that she would later pass down to future generations, which would eventually inspire the creation of Cesar’s family restaurant. They have officially been servicing the Lakeview area for over 22 years.