La Mexicana Taco Bar

Tucked away in Wilton Manors, Fort Lauderdale lies a true hidden gem - La Mexicana Taco Bar. My recent dining experience at this Mexican delight was nothing short of a gastronomic journey that whisked me away to the vibrant streets of Mexico City.

By Jamie Ye / Going Global Editor

 From the moment I stepped in, I was welcomed with vibrant decor and a warm, inviting atmosphere that set the tone for a memorable dining experience.

The service at La Mexicana Taco Bar was exceptional. The staff was friendly, knowledgeable, and passionate about the food they served. They were more than willing to provide recommendations and answer any questions I had, adding a personal touch to the overall experience.

Let’s start with the star of the show: the tacos. La Mexicana Taco Bar boasts an impressive variety of tacos, ranging from traditional options like carne asada and al pastor to creative combinations like chipotle-lime shrimp and vegan roasted mushroom rajas. Each taco was a symphony of flavors, perfectly balanced with super fresh ingredients, a generous helping of protein, and just the right amount of spice. The tortillas were clearly handmade and added a wonderful authenticity to each bite.

What’s a Mexican meal without some classic sides? The street corn, or Elote, was a revelation. Grilled to perfection and smothered in a delightful blend of mayo, Cotija cheese, and chili powder, it was a delightful explosion of tastes and textures. The rice and beans were also noteworthy for their simplicity done right – perfectly cooked and seasoned to complement the main dishes.

And let’s not forget the drinks! The bar offered a range of margaritas, cocktails, and Mexican beers that paired wonderfully with the meal. I opted for a classic margarita that is colder than your Ex’s heart, and it was the ideal refreshing companion to our flavor packed feast.

On a very cozy summer afternoon, I had the honor of interviewing the owner, Diva Name, to learn more of her inspiration. She went on to tell me, “I began my career in the hospitality industry as a bartender at La Frutera Garden Bar in 2014. Despite the demanding nature of the job, I thoroughly enjoyed it. In 2019, I ventured into entrepreneurship and established my own restaurant called La Mexicana taco bar. As a restaurant owner, I have gained valuable experience in effectively managing both employee performance and customer satisfaction. During the recruitment process, I prioritize candidates with positive work attitudes and genuine enthusiasm. Ultimately, I treat them as collaborative partners rather than mere employees.”

Thanks to owner, Diva Name and her unwavering passion and tireless work ethic, LMTB has earned its place among the top 10 must-visit restaurants in Wilton Manor.
In conclusion, my visit to La Mexicana Taco Bar was a journey through the vibrant and diverse flavors of Mexican cuisine. The attention to detail, the quality of ingredients, and the dedication to delivering an authentic experience were truly commendable. If you’re a fan of Mexican food or just seeking a memorable dining escapade, do yourself a favor and pay a visit to La Mexicana Taco Bar. Your taste buds will thank you!

Pro tip: Their Happy Hour Every Day 4:00-7:00 p.m. is one of the best in town, as this gem is gaining popularity. Join their Latin Night with live music for the full experience.

Hours are:
Mon/Wed/Thurs. – 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Tue/ Fri. – 11:30 a.m.-12 a.m.
Sat. – 10:30 a.m.-12 a.m.
Sun. – 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

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