ST. LOUIS, Mo. - St. Louis restaurant Nixta is named to Bon Appétit's list of the '10 Best New Restaurants in America.' Located in the Botanical Heights neighborhood, the restaurant is known for its bold flavors, colorful design, and modern Mexican cuisine. Inside you'll also find Bar Limón, a Mexican-inspired cocktail bar.
Chef and owner Ben Poremba opened Nixta in November of 2016 along with Guanajuato-born Chef Tello Carreon-Tapla, named an expert in Mexican cooking. Chef Tello is known for his cheesy, deep-fried flautas, shrimp ceviche, chicken mole, and a complex negro de Abuelita Concepcion, an homage to his grandmother's recipe.
Nixta marks Poremba's third restaurant to receive this accolade, following Olio and Elaia in 2013. Bon Appétit also celebrates Poremba's ability to "transform St. Louis' Botanical Heights neighborhood into a culinary destination" by opening five restaurants in the area. Poremba also owns La Patisserie Chouquette and Parigi in the St. Louis area.