Bricia and Fernando Lopez are back, adding Natura to the empire that these offspring of the Guelaguetza family began last year with Cemitas y Clayudas Pal Cabron. Feast announces the opening of Natura on 8th Street in Koreatown, housed in a former office of Guelaguetza. Here the siblings are serving Oaxacan fresh fruit cocktails, licuados, homemade lemonade with yerba santa, raspados, geletinas with a tres leches base, and shakes, while Maria Lopez is hand-making all the nieves, with flavors like key lime, cactus pear, pineapple blossom, walnut, coconut, and smoked milk. All shakes use organic milk and yogurt, while signature juices utilize fresh produce whenever possible, with the Lopez kids making frequent farmers market trips. Right now, the menu is in flux and communicated through a community blackboard, but seeing how correct this family always comes, we expect that even the experiments are worth trying before word spreads and Natura becomes another cult classic. Follow Natura on Facebook and Twitter.
Natura, open daily from 7:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. at 3335 1/4 W. 8th St. Koreatown.