Owned by James Beard Award Semifinalist Chef Iliana de la Vega and her husband Ernesto Torrealba, El Naranjo first opened its doors in 2012 and has been serving the community traditional Oaxacan cuisine ever since.

Resplendent Hospitality’s PR and social media campaign works to maintain El Naranjo’s standing as one of Austin’s top restaurants while showcasing both the talent of the team and the story behind the restaurant. We’ve secured features that highlight Chef de la Vega’s dedication to her craft, further establishing El Naranjo as not only one of the best restaurants in Austin but one of the best restaurants in all of Texas. 

Through our PR and social media efforts, we also announced El Naranjo’s transition from its location on Rainey Street to its new home on South Lamar with a persistent and informative social media strategy. Additionally, we showcased El Naranjo’s space and menu with bright and detailed photography, informative captions, and to-the-point verbiage that funneled our readers’ focus to the simple fact that Chef Iliana makes delicious, traditional Oaxacan food right here in Austin, Texas.


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The Austin Chronicle: Chefs Discuss What It’s Like to Be Women in Austin’s Kitchens

Austin Woman Magazine: El Naranjo’s Springtime Ceviche

Thrillist: The 31 Best Mexican Restaurants in America

Tribeza: Chef On The Run

Eater Austin: Mexican Austin Chef Offers Intimate Food Tours of Oaxaca and Mexico City

Forbes: How A Mexican Couple Is Bringing The Culture Of Oaxaca To Texas

Texas Monthly: Dining Guide: Highlights From Our November 2019 Issue

Austin360: Stay cozy with hot cocktails at these Austin bars and restaurants

Austin Monthly: Your (Local!) Holiday Gift Guide

Texas Monthly: Texas Chefs and Restaurants Get Record Number of James Beard Semifinalist Nods

Austin American-Statesman: Standout Mexican restaurant El Naranjo opening second location

CultureMap Austin: Popular South Austin tapas bar closes for good as acclaimed Mexican restaurant moves in

The Austin Chronicle: 16 of Austin’s Best Downtown Restaurants

Eater: The Absolutely Essential Restaurants in 24 Eater Cities

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