Hotties Tamales

The Pitch

Hotties Tamales brings “the flavors of Los Angeles’ Mexican street food” and a healthy soul food twist on authentic flavors. Locally-sourcing their ingredients from minority neighborhood farmers and gradually building their late night bar pop ups, Hottie’s provides an alternative nutritional source to the nightlife of New Orleans. With goals of having a Bourbon Street team serving vegan and vegetarian options after hours, vending machines, and eventually frozen sections in the local grocery stores; Hotties Tamales is making way to “disrupt the food scene as we know it.”

Dior Ellis

Dior Ellis

The Entrepreneur

Dior Ellis is a Los Angeles native who learned her authentic Mexican food recipes and styles from her South Central neighbors and being raised in the kitchen surrounded by phenomenal self taught cooks. She refined her cuisine professionalism working in various corporate, fine dining, to family owned restaurants in New York, Atlanta and Los Angeles. In her recent move toNew Orleans, she’s built quite the following. Her collaborations with local farmers markets with frozen tamales, and street vending at other bar loop pop ups. Her authentic Mexican flavors complimented with the freshness of local ingredients and true soul has already been highlighted in the Louisiana Gambit for its unique taste.


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