Welcome to La Catrina (formerly La Bamba)

Authentic Mexican Cuisine is a style of food that originates in Mexico. Most of the Mexican Restaurants in the US are opened and operated by Mexican Immigrants, the majority of which arrive from unfortunate social provinces. Thus causing a lack of knowledge and economic possibilities that destine them to cook and showcase a “Mexican Food” that is most known today as TEX-MEX.

While Tex-Mex is salsa, chips and nachos, the Authentic Mexican Cuisine is rich in French cheeses , salads, pastas, breads, meats and Spanish-Mediterranean spices.

In the book - "Una Mirada Historica a través de la Comida" - A Look at History through Food – it points out that while eating is a biological act, cooking is a cultural, social and economic act. Cuisine permits us to identify the group from which an individual originates. The culinary styles of the Authentic Mexican Cuisine and Tex-Mex are “divided so markedly between those of the elite and those of the poor.”

La Catrina Mexican Cantina and their culinary experts invite you to be part of the elite.


"The only one Mexican Restaurant certified by the Mexican Government as an Authentic in the State of Alabama"

 Authentic Mexican Cuisine Award
Please visit our other locations:
Downtown Birmingham, AL
Trussville, AL
New Orleans, LA
Vestavia Hills, AL
Lakeshore/Homewood, AL

Coming Soon
Atlanta, GA
Mountain Brook (English Village)

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