Culinary team

After cooking for several years traditional Oaxacan food, the team behind Kie-Gol-Lanee decided to move from their hometown Santa Maria Quiegolani (Kie-Gol-Lanee), Oaxaca to Chicago in 2004. Their culinary experience was enriched when they started cooking contemporary Italian cuisine at Anteprima in the Andersonville neighborhood.

In the summer of 2016, they saw the opportunity to take over the space where Riques Cocina was. In late July of 2016, they started working with Riques' former owner, Chef Enrique Cortez, on a traditional menu that included original ingredients and flavors from their native state.

At Kie-Gol-Lanee, you will find original flavors from the highlands of Oaxaca and the pacific coast including tlayudas, ceviches, birria and tamales oaxaqueños, just to name a few. Our selection of aguas frescas include the famous horchata and tamarindo, as well as a unique squash cooler called chilacayota that you do not want to miss!