MARIA SIMON &
CYNTHIA SHEPHARD

" Our goal is to continue helping women who have suffered domestic violence providing the opportunity and resources needed to overcome their challenges and feed every family that is need."

Owners | La Adelita De Woodside

 

expert in restaurant operations, delivery, and mexican cuisine


instagram // @laadelitanyc

Chef María Iglesias was born and raised in the beautiful city of Puebla, Mexico. She has more than twenty (20) years of experience in the Hospitality Industry who truly specializes in Mexican Culinary Arts. In 1985, she arrived to the land of opportunity, New York and worked hard to obtain her dream. In 2000, she successfully opened her first Mexican restaurant “La Hacienda” and in 2012 launched La Adelita Restaurant Bakery located in Woodside, Queens.

 

Later on after the building was demolished in 2016. Ms. Iglesias decided to explore and opened a new restaurant in Long Island City name with her daughter Cynthia, “Corazon de Mexico” mean “The Heart of Mexico. Unfortunately, was closed due to the pandemic situation. Every ingredients and recipes are authentically made, the secret sauce is a legacy her grandmother passed onto her mother and that she will pass onto her daughter as well.

 

Cynthia who currently manage the restaurant with her mom; studied at Monroe College, majoring in Hospitality Management. Ms. Shephard was raised by her lovely mother Maria Iglesias, who has more than 30 years in the restaurant industry. Through both administrative and culinary experience, Cynthia provides Mexican cuisine, drinks, and catering services with the goal of inspiring others. She champions women and minorities through organizations like FoodtoEat, Queens Together, WCK, Floating Hospital and also works to support victims of domestic abuse.

 

Both Cynthia And Maria goal is to ultimately continue helping women who have suffered domestic violence providing the opportunity and resources needed to overcome their challenge and feed every family that is need.