La Bamba


The intention of “Dine About Winnipeg” is to woo us from our February nesting inclination, to brave the cold and discover a new eatery.   We were more than willing. 

La Bamba has a great selection of Mexican cervesas and tequilas to choose from and D was delighted by his margarita.  He is a purist when it comes to lime margaritas and was duly impressed that it was not a blended concoction from a lime mix but a hand shaken variety with pure lime juice.  He’s been talking about it ever since…

The basket of tortilla chips and salsa verde was an authentic start to the culinary success of the evening. D & I ordered from the “Dine About” selections starting with Sopa de Tortilla.  I often make this soup at home and prefer more lime and cilantro but it was very, very good, just a different recipe from mine.

I had the giant chipotle prawns over Mexican rice.  D had one of my three prawns and I was still more than satisfied (that’s how huge they were).  The Mexican rice-I MUST get their recipe.  I can guess ingredients but I really, really need to be able to duplicate theirs on a regular basis.  So if anyone from La Bamba is reading this, please message me on my blog. 

My fellow diners were well pleased with their Chicken enchilada verdes and D declared that La Bamba has the truest Mexican food in the city.  A high compliment as we are so addicted to Mexican fare, we often talk about opening our own little tiende.

We enjoyed a well-priced Argentinian Malbec with dinner.  A house-made tequila ice cream with coconut wafers was the last course and the evening was touted a success. 

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When the Spanish celebrate Valentine’s Day it is with this expression: “Feliz dia del cariño y la amistad” “Happy day of affection and friendship”.  And so it was that we kicked off Valentine’s weekend in the most appropriate way.

Kath’s quote: “Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Love never fails

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2 Comments to

“La Bamba”

  1. Avatar February 23rd, 2011 at 4:41 pm Zollo Says:

    Hi – I have to say I didn’t have the same experience – I thought the food was underseasoned and overpriced considering the same sides come with all plates. My rice was overcooked. In my chicken with mole sauce the chocolate tones were way too prominent. My husband’s beef was really really tough.

    But I’m glad you had a good experience!


  2. Avatar February 23rd, 2011 at 4:48 pm kath Says:

    Hey Zolli. Perhaps the pricing issue was because we were there for Dine About and there was a special $25 three course menu. Our food was definitely not underseasoned and we love Mexican flavouring-using Tajin spice that we purchase and bring home from Mexico on many dishes. We did not get to try the mole but I do know what you mean about chocolate tones-with so many ingredients in the sauce, it is sometimes difficult to get them exactly right.

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