A lot has happened since the Molina Family from El Salvador opened their first restaurant in Florida. Today, there are six La Bamba Mexican and Spanish Restaurants in the Sunshine State, two of them in Fort Lauderdale alone. La Bamba is a success story par excellence that draws in guests with a wide range of authentic dishes, irresistible sauces and dips, freshest ingredients and friendly service.


La Bamba´s menu takes guests on a culinary journey through the Spanish and Latin American cuisine.

Dishes like Aroz de Pollo with chicken, rice, olive oil, garlic and saffron bring the flavors of Spain straight to your table in Florida. Fans of Chili con Carne should try Picadillo, a stew with minced meat, olives, peppers and onions. Another top pick for meat lovers is Carnitas, the Spanish version of pulled pork, slowly cooked to perfection.

Dishes from the Iberian Motherland are accompanied by New World cuisine. Whether you prefer tortillas, tacos or enchiladas – the La Bamba serves a variety of Mexican flatbreads with hot sauce, guacamole, sour cream and juicy meat. Needless to say, the menu also features burritos. The popular Tex-Mex tortillas come filled with mushrooms, cheese, tomatoes and chillis. If you cannot decide between chicken and pork, just have both and order the Fiesta Combination with yellow rice and refried beans.

Wheat tortillas form the basis for Fajitas bursting with chicken, green peppers, shrimps and steak slices. Speaking of steaks, the La Bamba boasts a great variety of them – from tender New York Steak and Top Sirloin to smoky Carne Asada and crispy fried Empanizado.

La Bamba´s menu has no shortage of hamburgers and sandwiches with crunchy French fries, while also offering healthy salads. A signature dish is the Grilled Chicken Salad served in a crisp taco. And if you do not like meat, the Vegetarian Combination with cheese enchiladas, roasted tortillas, beans, rice and fresh lettuce is your perfect choice.

Seafood lovers recommend the tacos with shellfish, coleslaw, corn and homemade salsa sauce, while gourmands will enjoy the tender snapper with oven potatoes and garlic butter.

Another highlight at La Bamba are the appetizers. Delicious finger food like Quesadilla Tortillas and nachos with guacamole and molten cheese make it hard to even wait for the main course.

Before it is time for an after-meal siesta, you should take a look at the dessert menu. On it you find chocolaty delight in the form of Mud Pie, as well as Flan, a creamy dessert with caramel flavor. And if you did not know ice cream came in fried form, you are in for a sweet surprise.

The drink menu leaves nothing to be desired, whether you prefer soft drinks, red and white wine or refreshing cocktails. The La Bamba is famous for its Margaritas that are also available in the Virgin variety without alcohol.


The La Bamba Restaurant in North Fort Lauderdale is open Sunday to Thursday from 11.30 am to 10.30 pm. On Friday and Saturday it closes at 11 pm. The same opening times apply for the La Bamba in South Fort Lauderdale, except that it closes at 10 pm from Sunday to Thursday.

If you want to save money while enjoying the many specialties, visit the La Bamba Restaurants during Happy Hour at the following times:


  • Monday and Tuesday: 4,50 USD for House and Fruit Margaritas with the purchase of an entree
  • Monday to Friday between 11 am and 4 pm: well drinks, house Margaritas, domestic beers and house wines by the glass for half the price at the bar
  • Wednesday and Thursday between 4 and 6 pm: well drinks, house Margaritas, fruit Margaritas and house wines by the glass for half the price at the bar and regular tables


  • Monday: house and fruit Margaritas for half the price with the purchase of an entree
  • Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 4 to 7 pm: all alcoholic drinks by the glass 50% off.


One La Bamba Restaurant is located in North Fort Lauderdale, just 2 kilometers away from Las Olas Beach. Another La Bamba can be found in South Fort Lauderdale, next to Port Everglades.