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About Us

El Cedro is a testament to the enduring influence of Lebanese and Arabic culture on Mexican food and vice versa. From the bustling streets of Mexico City to the vibrant markets of Beirut, our menu reflects centuries-old culinary exchange. Drawing inspiration from Mexico's streetside kitchens and Lebanon's traditional mezze, our dishes offer a harmonious blend of flavors and textures. We prioritize freshness, sourcing succulent meats for our shawarma carne asada tacos and fragrant spices for our Lebanese-style salsas.

Company Story

At El Cedro, our journey begins with a deep appreciation for the rich tapestry of flavors that intertwine the culinary traditions of Mexico and Lebanon. Our founder, a passionate Lebanese Chef Maher Chebaro, has spent years immersing himself in the vibrant world of Mexican cuisine. Inspired by the historical connections between Lebanon and Mexico, he embarked on a culinary adventure to create a dining experience that pays homage to both cultures. Nestled in the heart of Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, our taqueria is not just a restaurant; it's a celebration of cultural fusion and culinary heritage.

About the Chef

Chef Maher's culinary journey is a testament to his relentless passion for food and innovation. From the bustling streets of Chicago to the vibrant nightlife of Beirut and the eclectic dining scene of Washington, D.C., Maher's ventures, including acclaimed establishments like Tribal Grill and Otium, have left an indelible mark on the culinary landscape. With a knack for pushing boundaries and a commitment to excellence, Maher continues to redefine the art of dining, setting the standard for culinary excellence wherever he goes.


Our mission at El Cedro is to create a culinary experience that transcends borders and bridges cultures. We strive to honor the rich heritage of Mexican and Lebanese cuisine while pushing the boundaries of flavor and innovation. Through our food, we aim to celebrate diversity, foster connection, and inspire a deeper appreciation for the culinary arts.


At El Cedro, we envision a world where food brings people together, transcending language and cultural barriers. We aspire to be a beacon of culinary excellence, where each dish tells a story of tradition, innovation, and the shared human experience. Our vision is to create a space where diners can embark on a journey that sparks curiosity, ignites passion, and leaves a lasting impression on the palate.                       

From the tantalizing aroma of freshly grilled meats to the vibrant colors of our mezze platters, every aspect of El Cedro is designed to delight the senses and inspire the soul. Join us on a culinary adventure unlike any other, where the flavors of Lebanon and Mexico come together in perfect harmony.