New Tuscaloosa Restaurant’s Owners Carry on Family Legacy

The Tuscaloosa News

Fans of flavors from south of the border have a new restaurant to try in Tuscaloosa after a Tex-Mex eatery on McFarland Boulevard opened its doors. Alex Sanchez and his wife, Vanessa, have yet to hold a grand opening or a ribbon cutting, but the couple has been serving customers at La Cocina Bar & Grill since last Friday.

Vanessa Sanchez said La Cocina’s head chef hails from Mexico and brings that culture to the kitchen to produce authentic lunches and dinners. “We’re not a typical Mexican restaurant. We offer the most unique approach to modern Tex-Mex cuisine in Tuscaloosa,” she said.

Vanessa Sanchez said although this will be their first business venture together, running a restaurant is nothing new for her husband, whose family has been in the food business for years.

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