La Parrilla Mexicana Restaurant celebrates 25 years

By Glenn Barnett

La Parrilla Mexicana Restaurant owners Anita, left, and Tayde Garcia have served Alhambra for 25 years.


February marked the 25th year that family-owned La Parrilla Mexicana Restaurant, 2938 W. Valley Blvd., Alhambra, has served their own creations of traditional Mexican cuisine. The mole sauce for instance is made on site from 33 different ingredients and simmered to delicious perfection. The chicken mole falls off the bone and melts in your mouth. So good. You can’t go wrong.

Other great meals include the shrimp enchilada plate (enchilada de camarones) and a breakfast favorite machaca con huevos. It’s like steak and eggs only better. While you’re thinking about it, make a note on your calendar to buy your Christmas tamales at La Parrilla, another on-site made delight. The chicken soup also comes highly recommended.

Owners Tayde and Anita Garcia previously had a restaurant in Boyle Heights for eight years before moving to Alhambra, where they settled in for good. In their time here, they have served a member of Congress, a state senator, and an L.A. county supervisor. They are also proud that La Parrilla is the neighborhood favorite of Alhambra Councilmember Adele Andrade-Stadler. From the entertainment world, customers have included Jaime Luis Gomez (known as Taboo) of the popular hip-hop group The Black Eyed Peas.

There is a good deal of customer loyalty at La Parrilla. Customers who were children when they first came to eat here now bring in their own children. One regular customer was a waitress at the restaurant that used to be on the site. Another recent customer, Raul from Palm Springs, had to stop by for breakfast when visiting Alhambra.

As a part of their outreach to the community, La Parrilla hosted a Chamber of Commerce sponsored Business to Business networking event last month. Find out for yourself what the buzz is all about. Visit La Parrilla the next time you are hungry. That could be soon, and for your convenience they are open every day from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.


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Apr 2021


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