History of Las Bugambilias
Las Bugambilias opened in 2007. It is owned by husband and wife Carlos Molina and Michelle Zimmerman. Chef Molina is the former executive chef of Tequilas Restaurant at 15th and Locust, between 1999 to 2006. He studied Culinary Arts in Cancun and Mexico City. Carlos is in tune to the methodology which bears a strong culinary base in traditional Mexican cooking. Most of the dishes at Las Bugambilias are grounded in traditional Mexican cooking with native, Spanish or French roots.
Mexican cooking is very regional, much like Italian, French, or American. The regional cuisine of Las Bugambilias is mostly from Mexico City, Puebla, Vera Cruz and the Yucatan region.
Las Bugambilias specializes in dishes like mole traditional from Puebla, cochinita pibil from Yucatan, la Tampiquena from Tamulipus and caldo Tlapeno from Mexico City.
The main cocktail at Las Bugambilias is our traditional margarita made with freshly squeezed lime juice. We also feature traditional Mexican favorites such as agua de Horchata and agua de Jamaica.
Dining at Las Bugambilias will give any guest the experience of dining in Mexico. Our dishes are traditional time honored family recipes, not ' haute' or 'border Mexican-American'. The décor of Las Bugambilias will take you into an era of Mexico that begins with the Mexican Revolution in 1911 and ends in the "Epoca de oro en el cine Mexicano" 1945.
The Mexican revolution was a period when the cuisine "Mexicana" completed the fusion we know today as 'Mexican cooking,' when the Mexicans had a complete grasp on agricultural cultivation of the European seeds and crops brought over by the Spaniards. Together with the 'chile', (Mexico's native king of all crops)and corn, the dishes grew to become the internationally-loved cuisine we all recognize as 'Mexican'.
Tradition and family are valued at Las Bugambilias. Our complex sauces take hours of preparation and involve numerous ingredients. All of our soups, sauces and desserts are made without added preservatives. Come and taste Mexico the way it was meant to taste!