Yes, my mother was Mexican. This is California Mexican food, very delicious! Be prepared for a long wait on a Friday or Saturday night. I park on the street now, as the valet tried to rip me off the last time I used it, but that was about 7 years ago. (I gave the attendant a $20; he gave me change for a $10. I had to make a big stink to get the rest of my money.) Other than that, great place. I still go quite often.