Estela’s Fresh Mex: burritos, with a side of podcasts and basketball

Fast-casual Iowa City Mexican restaurant finds a niche in college athletics

Estela's Fresh Mex co-owners Jerry Vasquez, Tyler Tiecke and Elsa de la Paz.
Estela's Fresh Mex co-owners Jerry Vasquez, Tyler Tiecke and Elsa de la Paz. CREDIT ANNIE SMITH BARKALOW

Anyone who’s been a Hawkeye for the last eight years is no doubt familiar with Estela’s Fresh Mex, a fast-casual Iowa City Mexican restaurant that features six different varieties of house salsas, homemade tortillas and marinades, and freshly grilled chicken, beef, or pork. Customers can get their Estela’s Fresh Mex fix at 184 East Burlington […]

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