Family-oriented restaurant and bar specializing in authentic Mexican cuisine with two locations offering dine-in and take-out. Full-service catering is also available.
When Chouteau dairy farmer Charles Coblentz decided his town needed a good Mexican restaurant, he set about making that idea a reality. His first step was bringing Beatriz Gonzalez on board as a partner.
Charles and Beatriz had met while she and her husband, Adolfo, were helping run a different restaurant in Wagoner.
“He had watched how I worked at the other restaurant and he knew what I could do,” Beatriz says. “We’re partners. Charles and his family put up the money and I operate the restaurant.”
While Charles provided the financing, Beatriz brought her Mexican heritage with the rich, robust flavors of her homeland and a strong work ethic to the partnership.
Four months after Charles approached Beatriz about going into business together, the aptly named Mi Granja (which translates to My Farm) Mexican Restaurant opened in Chouteau in 2014.
Three years later in 2017, the partnership opened a second Mi Granja Mexican Restaurant location in Adair.
Born in Mexico, Beatriz has lived all over the United States. She met her husband, Adolfo, in Arkansas, where he was running a chain of restaurants. Beatriz was the chip girl at one of these restaurants and Adolfo was her first boss.
While her husband continued working in the restaurant industry, Beatriz attended and graduated from Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology. Working for General Electric as a nondestructive tester, she traveled all over the world performing ultrasound testing on industry machinery at nuclear power nuclear plants.
After seven years at General Electric, which kept her on the road 100 percent of the time, Beatriz was ready to settle down. The couple moved to Oklahoma, where Adolfo managed a Mexican restaurant in Tulsa before they were asked to be involved in the operation of the restaurant in Wagner where Beatriz eventually met Charles.
Today, Beatriz operates the Adair Mi Granja restaurant while Adolfo helps run the Chouteau location. In addition to raising their daughter, Sophia, the couple devote their time to ensuring both Mi Granja Mexican Restaurants live up to Charles’ expectations of a good Mexican restaurant by serving mouthwatering authentic Mexican dishes in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.