La Mexicana Cantina and Grill

La-cantinaHace unos años, Gerardo Barrera De Negri y su familia, vinieron a Miami de vacaciones. Tras esa visita se dieron cuenta de que no había muchos restaurantes de comida mexicana y la idea de abrir un negocio en esta ciudad comenzó. Después de varios meses de planeación y preparación, Barrera y su cuñado José Sigona, abrieron el pasado septiembre el restaurante La Mexicana, de comida 100% mexicana.

“Miami es una ciudad increíble, es la capital de Latinoamérica, sumamente cosmopolita, pujante y en constante crecimiento, en verdad es increíble”, dijo Barrera.

La Cantina se encuentra en Brickell, una zona muy conocida y en constante movimiento. Para Barrera, ha sido muy valioso poder representar a su país en Miami, trayendo a México a través de sus platillos típicos, bebidas y fiestas mexicanas. Algunos de sus platos son mole poblano, cochinita pibil, enchiladas, carnes a la parrilla, flautas y guacamoles preparado al momento.

“A veces nos toca explicarle al cliente lo que realmente es la comida mexicana, pero lo hacemos con gusto y siempre muy orgullosos de nuestra gastronomía y nuestras costumbres”, dijo.




La Mexicana Cantina & Grill
tl-horizontal_mainCertain Mexican restaurants, whose names may or may not translate into “Flower from a country North of Belize”, seem to believe that if you live in Brickell, you should be able to afford a $19 enchilada. Not so fast, says the family behind this new neighborhood joint, which is plating simple, flame-grilled, and reasonably-priced Mexican favorites, made-to-order guac, and an extensive margarita menu that’ll be 2-for-1 from 4-8pm EVERY SINGLE DAY.


10 NEW MIAMI BARS & RESTAURANTS TO TRY RIGHT NOW by Thrillist La Mexicana Cantina & Grill Grand Opening Celebration

Thursday, December 5, 7pm-10pm – La Mexicana Cantina & Grill, 1451 S Miami Avenue, Miami Brickell

5N5Z7249Miami is the city chosen for La Mexicana Cantina & Grill to open its doors to market rich in culture and customs. The strategic location chosen for La Mexicana Cantina & Grill, puts it close to a public of residents and tourist who daily walks the streets enjoying the varied cultural and business. La Mexicana Cantina & Grill in charge of providing quality and service of a classic restaurant in Miami with a reputation for bringing people together for unforgettable experiences. It pride itself in serving authentic Mexican cuisine in a relaxed and sophisticated setting in the heart of Brickell in Miami. Celebrate everything that is wonderful about Mexican cuisine by experiencing La Mexicana Cantina & Grill.

La Mexicana Cantina & Grill offers an impressive array of traditional Mexican dishes sure to please even the most discriminating palate. Indulging on home-made tortilla chips and fresh salsa or traditional tacos. Carefully prepared entrees such as a Enchiladas or Fish Fillet Veracruzana, try traditional tortilla soup, which compliments any meal. Also at La Mexicana Cantina & Grill offer an amazing assortment of imported beers, cocktails, and margaritas.

Miami New Times Article

la-mexicanaIf there’s one thing Miami doesn’t have nearly enough of (besides courteous drivers), it’s Mexican food. West Coast transplants are all too familiar with guacamole withdrawal.
But Brickell is about to get a shiny new option with La Mexicana Cantina & Grill. And this spot isn’t just about tasty eats — it’s also shooting to be your local go-to for sports, drinks, and general debauchery.

“It is going to be a new exciting concept — a cantina, a place to hang, drink, party, and eat in a Mexican style, like a Mexican sports bar,” says owner Gerardo Barrera De Negri.

We got a sneak peek at the menu. The spot will serve lots of Mexican faves such as guacamole made to order ($9), tortilla soup ($6), burritos ($10), enchiladas verdes ($11), fajitas (veggie, $10; chicken, $11; or steak $12), and churros con chocolate ($5.90).

The full-page drink menu ranges from cocktails such as micheladas (beer, lime juice, and spicy sauce, $10) to coco pino margaritas (tequila, triple sec, pineapple juice, and coconut, $12) plus beer and wine.

We’re especially stoked about the $8 shooters, which sound like a recipe for a beautiful disaster, as well as the cucaracha (tequila and Kahlúa) and the bruja Mexicana (Patrón XO and Frangelico).

“We equipped the cantina with giant HD screens, 70-inch TVs, and a state-of-the-art club sound system,” Barrera De Negri says. “We also have a stage for live music.”
So come football season, La Mexicana will be Brickell’s new digs for watch parties and fiesta platters. Plus, there’ll be happy hour seven days a week featuring two-for-one drinks from 4 to 8 p.m.

“In Mexico, we are the owners of a chain of bars and a Mexican restaurant. We love Miami, and we think the diversity of cultures is great to generate a great ambiance,” he adds.

They’re shooting to open in a couple of weeks. In the meantime,you can check ‘em out on Facebook. Early-August margarita outing, anyone?

Follow Hannah on Twitter @hannahalexs. By Hannah Sentenac Tue., Jul. 23 2013


La Mexicana Cantina @ CBS Miami

BRICKELL (CBSMiami) – A mega-fight brought in mega-money for South Florida businesses Saturday night.

Boxing fans packed local bars and restaurants to watch the showdown between Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.