Chilango Nola is a Mexico City style brunch held every weekend at The Franklin in New Orleans’ Maringy neighborhood.
Chilango Nola was founded when chefs Baruch Rabasa and Christian Dischler teamed up with Jason Baas and The Franklin restaurant to establish a pop-up brunch every weekend from 11am – 2pm. The two chefs had previously worked together at two other restaurants in the city, but after some time pursuing separate interests, decided to reconvene to bring something original to New Orleans. With Baruch’s heritage in Mexico City and Christian’s from New Orleans, the direction started to take shape in the form of Chilango Nola. Bringing the authentic and fresh flavors found in Mexico City and combining them with the laissez faire attitude of New Orleans, the cuisine began to speak for itself. Boasting homemade recipes from taquitos, tamales, carnitas, and tostadas to fresh juices, craft cocktails, and Mexican coffee; the food and drink instantly became a hit with locals. Now in full swing, Chilango Nola has high hopes to one day be in operation under its own roof. But for now, trust what you hear from others, and get some of our delicious Mexican food before everyone else finds out.