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.