El Cocinero is a celebration of technique, flavors, and passion.
We draw our inspiration from authentic technique and flavor, but our goal is not to be authentic. It is to pay homage to tradition and to find a new voice in this wonderful cuisine. To draw from the local community and present it in a new way. Our corn is local, heirloom, non-GMO corn that has been cultivated for thousands of years. Our masa is ground every day from this corn and our tortillas are made by hand. We all hope you enjoy this food and drink as we share the journey it has made with you.

Update to Dealing with COVID-19

Seven Hills Hospitality Group has made the decision to return to pickup and delivery only. Starting this Wednesday July 8th, we will be temporarily closing the dining rooms of Liberty Bar, El Cocinero, The Hawthorn Bakery and Bar 1903. You will still be able to enjoy all your favorites in the comfort of your own home! You can order from all our restaurants through one online portal or by giving us a call at 850-354-8277 4pm-9pm, seven days a week.

With cases spiking in Tallahassee and daily changing information, as a business, it has become too much to adjust to in real time. Our staff does not feel comfortable, and with us not being able to control the actions of others, we do not feel the risk of having open dining rooms is worth taking currently.  Our hope is to take this time to not only reset and continue to serve you as safely as possible, but to rethink our whole business and work on new ideas and products. By being open seven days a week, we also hope to retain as many staff members as possible.  It has been incredibly hard to navigate the challenge of keeping our staff safe and employed, while balancing everything we have worked our entire life for. We have had to make some tough calls and decisions that we never expected to have to make as business owners.

The future is very scary and uncertain for all of us. During this time, we promise to do the best we can by continuing our health screenings, sanitation protocols and minimize contact through pickup and delivery all while bringing you incredible food and drink. Hopefully, we can retreat into our craft for solace, treat each other with care, and survive as a business. The community support we have had thus far has been above & beyond. We are eternally grateful, and we sincerely hope to continue to earn that support over the next few months.