"La Adelita" is the story of a young woman during the Mexican Revolution who falls in love with a sergeant, leaves her humble home behind, and travels with him and his regiment. "La Adelita" became an archetype of a woman warrior during this era. An Adelita was a soldadera, or woman soldier, who took on various supporting roles to her beloved. She prepared meals, mended clothing, cared for the wounded and even fought in battles against Mexican government forces. With the passage of time, the word “Adelita” came to be used for all the soldaderas, marking their place in history as a vital force in the Mexican revolutionary war efforts. The term “La Adelita” symbolizes a brave, altruistic woman with an abundance of strength and courage.
Adelitas Cocina y Cantina brings traditional Mexican fare, and tequila cocktails to your Platte Park neighborhood. We are a dual family owned, and operated company. We have made a collaborative effort to bring you a relaxing, comfortable, safe, and enjoyable atmosphere, along with traditional Mexican food from the state of Michoacán, Mexico. We offer brunch, lunch and dinner 7 days a week, as well as a late night menu to satisfy your late night cravings. We are a family-oriented restaurant but after 9:00pm, we dim the lights and provide you with a warm, relaxing environment.
We chose the Adelita name to pay tribute to our mothers. They have inspired us to share with you our traditional family recipes and refreshing cocktails in a relaxing and safe environment.